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Count pills in prescription

By Heloise Cruse

King Features Syndicate

DEAR HELOISE: After reading your hints to readers about double-checking prescriptions, I’d like to add one more: Count your pills, especially if you get your prescriptions through a mail-order pharmacy in 90-day supplies.

I do this on a regular basis now after once discovering that an order was eight pills short.

That can add up to lots of money, or worse, you can lose track of the number of pills you have taken. — Sue, San Clemente, Calif.

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We have gotten several letters from readers stating the importance of counting pills. So, give them a count to make sure you get the right amount every time. — Heloise

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