UPIPainkiller prescriptions more prone to errors if handwritten

Jul 17, 2017 - Health

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WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 -- Mistakes are much more likely to occur with handwritten prescriptions for opioid painkillers than with electronic ones, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed 510 prescriptions for opioids -- such as oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet) and hydrocodone (Vicoprofen) -- filled at a Johns Hopkins Medicine outpatient pharmacy. The investigators found that 42 percent of the prescriptions contained an error. Rates of failure to comply with federal opioid prescription...

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