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I heard 'script' meaning 'prescription' for the very first time yesterday. I thought at first it might be Australian, however, according to Wikipedia:
"The word "prescription" can be decomposed into "pre" and "script" and literally means, "to write before" a drug can be prepared. Those within the industry will often call prescriptions simply "scripts".
I heard two people use this word yesterday when I took Rebecca to the doctors. The first was a patient in the doctor's waiting room who was talking to the receptionist. The second was one of the doctors who gave me a 'script' to take to the chemist. Are any of the other English speakers familiar with this use of 'script'? Is it fairly common in everyday speech and I've just been blissfully unaware of it? I swear that no doctor in America or the UK ever gave me a 'script'.