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Are digital prescriptions better than handwritten ones?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
They can be. When using a digital prescription, your doctor can punch in your prescription, and it'll be waiting for you when you arrive at the pharmacy. Best of all, this eliminates errors from misreading handwritten scripts, and renewals are a snap. Ask your pharmacist if they have this capability, and then ask your doctor to use it. In an emergency, having an electronic backup system with your prescription records could be a huge help. The 2005 hurricane devastation in New Orleans proved this point; people who used these systems had their lost drugs refilled and delivered to them much faster than other patients did.
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