Dropping off a new prescription at the pharmacy today or sometime soon? Whenever you visit the pharmacy, always--always!!--ask the clerk this question when she takes your prescription. It could save your life!
Everyone jokes about doctors' handwriting, and for good reason! While some doctors print legibly, yes, many don't. And my doctor's penmanship looks sort of like a third grade boys'! Anywho, so what should we all ask our pharmacist when we fill our next prescription?
Here's your script:
You: "You can read what that says, right?"
Your pharmacist/clerk, scrutinizing the handwriting: "Yes, does it say [INSERT NAME OF PRESCRIPTION HERE]?
Here are two reasons why this is soooo important:
Exhibit A: In a recent story in Parents magazine, I read about a mom who filled a prescription for her daughter. The prescription was for some sort of allergy medicine that began with the word "A." What didRead More »from Healthy Reminder: Always Ask Your Pharmacist This Question (Every Single Time!)