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Rx One: Pharmacist W. Ernest Turner, who does reliefwork at several pharmacies, knew that thisscript was going to be a challenge when it wasbrought into the Medical Arts Pharmacy inHuntington, WVa. As with this script, the prescribingphysician is known for continuouslyentering the size and number in reverseorder. Turner immediately called the physician'soffice for clarification. Will the reverseorder impede your ability to correctly identifythe drug being ordered?

Rx Two: A patient brought this script into the OxfordCircle Pharmacy in Philadelphia, Pa, andexplained to Hakan Ulus, RPh, that the doctorhad increased the dose. After careful examination,Ulus had no clue what medication wasbeing ordered. He faxed the script to thephysician's office, and the physician calledback and gave the correct drug andstrength. Do you know what the physicianprescribed?

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 telephonenumber. Please mail your submissions to: Can You Read These Rxs?, Pharmacy Times, 103 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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Rx 1:Xenical 120 mg, #90, 1 tablet ac tid prn, 3 refills.

Rx 2: Celexa 20 mg, #30, 1 tablet daily.

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