5 Head-Scratching Prescriptions Sent to the Pharmacy

February 8, 2019
Alex Evans, PharmD, BCGP
Alex Evans, PharmD, BCGP

Alex Evans works in community pharmacy in Kihei, Hawaii. He is also a PADI assistant scuba instructor.

Unclear prescriptions can trigger a cascade of serious events. See if these 5 caught by one pharmacy team look familiar, and beware.

Any pharmacist that has been practicing for a while has seen their fair share of prescription gaffes. Of course medication errors are a serious issue and unclear prescriptions can contribute, but today I am going to keep it light with a review of 5 of the most “notable” prescriptions I have seen recently. Most of them, of course, were followed up with a phone call to the doctor’s office! Click through the quick slideshow to get more details and see if any of these “head scratchers” look familiar to you.