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We describe the process of legal prescription delivery used at Oita Medical University Hospital. This process involved three steps: development of a legal prescription printing system, arrangement of pharmacy and education of pharmacists in our pharmacy practice. We developed a legal prescription printing system to be used in connection with our prescription ordering system in a total hospital information system called BUNGO. In this system, the correct prescriptions are printed automatically by printers located in each consultation room to ensure that the drug name, direction, dosage and prescribed days are checked each time they are ordered. The system allowed for a "Supplemental message (Gyomu-renraku)" to be prepared with each prescription. Through the Oita City Pharmaceutical Association, 58 pharmacies that were permitted to receive legal prescriptions from Oita Medical University Hospital were selected and divided into seven blocks. Pharmacists who were working in these pharmacies were schooled in our method and technique of dispensing prescriptions during a 2-week course as a trainee of Oita Medical University Hospital Pharmacy and the importance of correct preparation at lecture meetings held every month by Oita City Pharmaceutical Association. Legal prescription reception desk "FAX corner" was set up by the association in the entrance hall of Oita Medical University Hospital with a pharmacist and two receiptionists stationed there to answer outpatients inquiries. The number of legal prescription leaves gradually increased.