Lone Star DMen Follow DEA Script

New DEA guidelines for spotting forged prescriptions are being used by a Fort Worth, Texas, "script detail:* D-man L. D. Ansley says the crackdown has led to revocation of some druggists' licenses for failing to check suspicious prescriptions. Demerol and morphine top the forgers' hit parade.

The DEA says tip-offs include legible handwriting, unusual dosages or directions, lack of proper abbreviations, textbook language and photocopied forms. The agency advises pharmacists to check both doctor and patient on all prescriptions written on hospital blanks, since these are easier to pilfer than are forms from doctors! offices.

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