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Despite the Medical Council of India urging doctors to write prescriptions in a clear handwriting, even in capital letters, and issuing several circulars in this regard, many medical practitioners still find it difficult to do so. (Representative Image)

Government hospital’s medical prescription leaves patient puzzled

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 02:03 AM IST
At Lucknow’s Balrampur Hospital, a patient was given a prescription reading ‘Tab 500 mg BD’
Prosecutors have described Sunrise Lee as a former exotic dancer who was hired to be a regional sales manager even though she had no experience in the pharmaceutical world.(Reuters/Nate Raymond))
Prosecutors have described Sunrise Lee as a former exotic dancer who was hired to be a regional sales manager even though she had no experience in the pharmaceutical world.(Reuters/Nate Raymond))

Exotic dancer-turned-pharma executive gave doctor lap dance for prescription

By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 10:11 AM IST
Jurors heard the testimony on the second day of the closely watched federal trial in Boston against Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor and four other former executives.
The Uttarakhand high court has directed the state government to provide “necessary infrastructure to government medical officers i.e. computers and printers within a reasonable period” so that they could issue printed prescriptions.(PTI/Picture for representation)
The Uttarakhand high court has directed the state government to provide “necessary infrastructure to government medical officers i.e. computers and printers within a reasonable period” so that they could issue printed prescriptions.(PTI/Picture for representation)

Uttarakhand high court asks doctors to issue computer-generated prescriptions

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi, Nainital
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 12:59 AM IST
The Uttarakhand high court has directed all doctors, whether in the government sector, public sector or private clinics, to give computer-generated prescriptions and not handwritten ones so that patients and their attendants understand them.
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