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How would roman numerals relate to my career field (pharmacy)?

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Dinah’s Answer

Even in modern day and time Roman Numerals are still being used because doctors still use them in prescribing medications and especially when using apothecaries' system of measurement. Now, many prescriptions are being electronically sent, Roman Numerals are not used as often. You will most definitely see Roman Numerals on packaging to designate DEA schedules for controlled substances. So, it is still important to understand what the Roman Numerals stand for. If you plan on going to pharmacy school, Roman Numerals will be brought up once or twice.

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Giaan’s Answer

The Roman numeral is essential in pharmacy due to its efficiency in its shorthand notations. Some prescription medications are controlled which can be classified as a CIII-V or CII substance. These controlled substances are often notated with the letter C (for controlled) followed by a Roman numeral. CII substances include oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl, Vyvanse, amphetamine; these medications are HIGHLY addictive.

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You can read more about controlled substances here: https://medshadow.org/drug-classifications-schedule-ii-iii-iv-v/
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Jaymin’s Answer

Roman numerals were used as a short form in the prescriptions to provide dosing instructions and how to take the medications etc. However with the increasing use of electronic prescriptions, the use of roman numerals may be declining
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