About a month ago I got a prescription for some pain medicine, but the pharmacist wouldn’t fill it because the doctor forgot to fill in the date. Flippantly, I wondered what would happen if I filled in the date myself and returned later, but it was something I totally didn’t want to risk. I called the doctor’s office and they checked their scanned copy of the written prescription and apologized for the mistake. The doctor’s office called the pharmacist about the error but he still wouldn’t fill the prescription without a correct written prescription. I had to return the written prescription to the doctor and they had to write a new one, and attached to it was a letter signed by the doctor about the mistake. I wasn’t annoyed by any of this, but just thought it was an interesting process considering the opioid crises and all.
Most of my prescriptions are sent from the doctor’s office to the pharmacist electronically. However, some of them, such as narcotics, can’t be sent electronically, a written prescription is required. Offhand, I’d think an electronic prescription would be more secure and harder to duplicate or edit. I’d like to know how and why a handwritten prescription is preferred, but I’m too lazy to look it up. I also wonder if the process is different for other states.
I think bacon only taste good when it’s crispy. Bacon is never crispy on any fast food burger or sandwich. Therefore, I don’t understand why people order bacon on their fast food burgers and sandwiches.