Medication Small Print

WhenSolu-Medrol_crop I give a cortisone injection, I have to document it in our electronic medical records. I’ve always included the dose, how administered (intramuscular), and the lot number. This week my company added the requirement that we include the NDC number, as insurance companies wanted the information.

It’s just one more administrative requirement, but what really makes it bad is trying to read the number off the bottle. As you can see from the photo, the font is very small! I suggested the policy was age discrimination, but that didn’t get far.

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About Daniel Ginsberg, MD, FACP

I'm an internal medicine physician and have avidly applied computers to medicine since 1986, when I wrote my first medically oriented computer programs. So yes, that means I'm at least 25-years-old!
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2 Responses to Medication Small Print

  1. RS Frederick says:

    I keep a magnifying glass next to my meds. Even if my eyesight was very good, I don’t think I could read it.

  2. Nancy Keay says:

    Agreed! And so many of the OTC medications have teeny, tiny print as well. Not to mention containers of pesticides and herbicides. Oh, and of course cell phone contracts!

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