Michael R. Cohen RPH, MS, ScD

November 2009 
Volume 39  Number 11
Pages 15 - 15
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PROVERA OR PROZAC? Pro-blem handwriting

A prescriber ordered Provera (medroxyprogesterone), a synthetic progestin, 10 mg P.O. daily for a patient, but the pharmacist misinterpreted the handwritten order as Prozac (fluoxetine), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor used to treat depression. The nurse who verified ...

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