Rx 1: This crowded script confused technician Paula J. Thompson, CPhT, of S-Mart Pharmacy in Lodi, California. Although the drug names are not too hard to decipher, the trailing, squished directions present more of a challenge. Can you read this Rx?
Rx 2: Cindy Gochnauer, PharmD, came across this illegible prescription during her shift at Queen Pharmacy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The handwriting on this script could have easily led to a medication error without verification from the physician’s office. Do you know what it says?
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