MAY 01, 2008

Candice Cefalu, PharmD, and pharmacy technician Tiffany Holman, of Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Louisville, Mississippi, were completely stumped when this prescription was brought into the pharmacy. The staff tried several times to decipher the physician?s illegible handwriting to no avail. Cefalu called the prescribing physician?s office for clarification. Can you decipher this poorly written script?

Pharmacist Leslie Schweizer, Tina Bresnahan, CPhT, and Leah DeRosia, CPhT, of Walgreens Pharmacy in Pahrump, Nevada, had a hard time trying to determine what medication was written on this script. They made several attempts to unscramble this prescription but were unsuccessful. Bresnahan finally called the prescribing physician?s office for verification. Do you know what medication is being ordered?

Have eye-straining, baffling prescriptions? Send them to Pharmacy Times. Along with a clean photocopy of the prescription itself, your submission must include: (1) the name of your institution and its location; (2) your name and title (PharmD, RPh, Pharm Tech); (3) the correct name of the drug(s), strength, and dosing requirements; and (4) your telephone number. Please mail your submissions to: Can You Read These Rxs?, Pharmacy Times, 103 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540.