BENJAMIN TEPLITSKY, R.PH.
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To the editor: I have compiled a list of drugs whose names look alike or sound alike. When a pharmacist takes a prescription over the telephone or attempts to decipher a physician's handwriting, a drug product not intended by the prescriber might be dispensed. Such an error might be the result of sound-alike or look-alike drug names. Below is a partial list of such drug names, with striking similarities. Physicians are urged to exercise great care when writing or telephoning prescriptions.
TEPLITSKY B. Like Drug Names. Ann Intern Med. ;80:120. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-1-120_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(1):120.
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