Can You Read?

Pharmacy TimesOctober 2019 Diabetes
Volume 85
Issue 10

Can you read this prescriptions?

Rx 1: Pharmacy technician Elaine Sapunarich at Rite Aid Pharmacy in Saugerties, New York, had no idea what this prescription should say. Can you guess?

A: Methadone 10 mg; take 1 and 1/2 tablets daily for pain for 11 days, #16

Rx 2: Pharmacist Dilesh Patel at Hillcrest Pharmacy in Merchantville, New Jersey, was stumped by this quickly scribbled prescription. Can you read it?

A: Relafin 750 mg #60 1 bid, refill x 3

Send in your eye-straining, baffling prescriptions—now via email, faxx, and regular mail! Submissions must include a clean photocopy or scanned image of the Rx; your institution's name and location; your name and title; the correct name of the drug(s), strength, and dosing requirements; and your phone number. You can email scanned Rxs to, fax them to 609-257-0701, or mail them to Painful Scripts, Pharmacy Times®, 2 Clarke Drive, Suite 100, Cranbury, NJ 08512.

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