Can You Read These Rxs? - July 2012

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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?

Enter your interpretation of what these Rxs say in the spaces to the right, and you'll be entered into a contest to win an iPad!

Have eye-straining, baffling prescriptions? Send them to us at 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 telephone number. Please mail your submissions to: Can You Read These Rxs?, Pharmacy Times, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 300, Plainsboro, NJ 08536.

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