ERx's. Brilliant idea. Horrible execution. I got one with these directions.
"Take one tablet daily. 1/2 tab qd."
Time to make a phone call. After giving the "nurse" the patient's information and explaining that I have a question about the directions on the eRx that was just sent over to us, she locates the order in her system and proceeds to tell me, in quite the authoritative tone, "It says, 'take one tablet daily, one-half tab qd.'"
Oh ok, that clarifies things. Thank God this unparalleled genius answered the phone because I FORGOT HOW TO FUCKING READ!
Me: "Yes, that is what it says. So which is it?"
"Nurse": "Take one tablet daily, one-half tablet daily."
"N": "Well, I think the doctor means one-half tablet daily."
M: "Ok, do we think? Or do we know?"
"N": "I'm pretty sure that's what he means."
M: "I don't want to guess, but if you are ok with guessing, what's your first and last name?"
(For the record, I would have insisted she check with the prescriber before I filled the Rx.)