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Change in prescription requirements

Posted Thursday, June 29, 2006 by Ed Harper

A recent change in state law here in Washington will require physicians to write more legibly. The Seattle Times has come out in favor of this alteration of state law and even though I usually don’t agree with the Seattle Times and their politics I have to think patients will be better protected with a change. Cursive handwriting will no longer be accepted by pharmacists. Pharmacists in the past would have to interpret the doctors handwriting and as a result oftentimes there were serious mistakes which would be harmful to patients.

Was that vicodin or aspirin?” —The Seattle Times.

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