Oscar was retired and admitted to the hospital for prostate cancer. One complication was frequent urinary tract infections. He did well and was discharged on an antibiotic.
He repeatedly told the staff he was allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). It was listed on his medical record, but the discharging physician did not note the allergy and gave him a prescription for Cipro.
Oscar filled the prescription not realizing it was Cipro. Adding insult to injury, he had no medication benefit so he had to pay for the medication himself.
He started taking the medication and developed a rash. His doctor said to discontinue the medication. A new prescription was ordered.