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MedScrip Automated Prescription Writer

John H. van de Leuv, MD
JAMA. 1996;276(10):838. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540100082040.
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Is not a frequent complaint from pharmacists that they cannot read your prescription and are calling for verification? This takes up your time and may be conceived as an annoyance. MedScrip is the solution to this. Perfectly clear, printed "scripts" are the end result. Is that not a dream?

MedScrip, however, goes beyond the production of printed scripts. The program allows the physician to choose from a long list of the most commonly used drugs or to add to the list any personnally preferred drugs. The MedScrip producers have even gone well beyond these features. The physician's entries are protected by a password, so that more than one physician can use the same program in a protected fashion.

Two drugs are printed on one prescription. In states where this is not allowed, however, it is possible to print a single drug per script. The prescribing physician has the option of

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