5 Head-Scratching Prescriptions Sent to the Pharmacy: Part 2

October 17, 2019
Alex Evans, PharmD
Alex Evans, PharmD

Typed and electronic prescriptions can give way to a host of errors. Check out these 5 from one pharmacist who thought he'd seen it all. 

As a pharmacist I've seen my fair share of prescription gaffes, and while electronic prescribing has eliminated many mistakes it is certainly not perfect. In part 1 of this series, we looked at 5 head-scratching prescriptions I received while practicing, which ranged from hard-to-read handwriting to interesting diagnoses. In part 2, we're going to look at another sampling of prescription superlatives, but this time we'll be looking exclusively at typed or electronically sent prescriptions. Scroll through the slideshow below to get more details and a few pointers on prescription clarity so you can avoid that pesky pharmacy call in the future.