Expanding consumer information: The origin of the patient package insert

Watkins, Elizabeth Siegel
March 1998
Advancing the Consumer Interest;Spring98, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
Focuses on the changing relationship between doctor and patient in relation to the development of patient package inserts. Reference to the women's movement and the consumer movement; Indication that many prescription medications come with similar leaflets called patient package inserts; Details on the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938; Discussion on the response to growing public controversy over the pill's adverse health effects.


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