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What does the Rx symbol mean on the pharmacy signs?


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February 05, 2011 2:00AM

Rx symbolizes prayer to the god of medicine-Jupiter

in Latin it means "recipe-take thou",i.e., 'take it in the name of god"

It is always written in upper left corner of prescription page.

The National Drug store chain:"Rexall"originated in 1904 by Louis K. Liggett.

The name was derived from the words 'Rx to all' or "pharmacy care to all' -T.P.