WONDER #1004: Why Don’t All Medicines Need Prescriptions?

Question 1 of 3

What kind of medicine requires a doctor’s order?

  1. prescription
  2. over-the-counter
  3. aspirin
  4. headache

Question 2 of 3

What abbreviation is commonly used for prescription?

  1. Pr
  2. Px
  3. Rx
  4. OTC

Question 3 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. No medicine should need a prescription.
  2. Prescription medicines are often more expensive that OTC medicines.
  3. Medicine makes sick people feel better.
  4. Some medicines need a prescription because they are for serious medical problems you should talk to a doctor about.

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