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The Handwriting's on the... Computer

A possible solution to prescription errors

Ever wonder how the heck the pharmacist can read the chicken scratchings made by your physician?

Turns out errors in filling prescriptions aren't rare enough. And William O. Robertson, writing for the American Society of Health-System Professionals, says it's time to stop blaming doctors -- even if they are at fault -- and find a solution.

Many health experts are calling for computer prescription systems to eliminate bad handwriting.

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