Painful Scripts (July 2019)

JULY 18, 2019

Rx 1: When Michael Webb, RPh, pharmacy manager at Acme Pharmacy in Willingboro, New Jersey, saw this difficult-to-decipher prescription and was told by the patient, "It's for cough," the mystery deepened. A call to the prescriber was necessary for clarification. Can you figure it out?

Rx 2: Cathy Hawkins, CPhT, a pharmacy technician at Rite Aid in Eastport, New York, was perplexed by this prescription. Do you know what it says?

Rx1: Famotidine 40 mg 1 by mouth daily #30 for GERD-induced cough.
Rx2: Ceftin 500mg 1 po bid #14.

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