Can You Read These Rxs?

Pharmacy Times, July 2013 Digestive Health, Volume 79, Issue 7

Rx 1

Pharm Tech Dhaval H. Patel at Walgreens in Bloomington, Illinois, was perplexed by this prescription.

Can you figure it out?

Rx 2

When a patient dropped off this prescription, Terri Bigelow, senior technician, and Jay Mitchell, PharmD, pondered the writing a long time before hearing from the physician that this is not an order for a drug at all!

Do you know what it says?

ANSWERS

Rx 1: Daytrana 20 mg, apply 1 patch every day, #30.

Rx 2: Bone Density Scan. Dx: Osteopenia.

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