FDA works toward product naming, packaging guidance

Traynor, Kate
August 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;8/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 16, p1308
Academic Journal
The article reports on the recommendation of health care professionals, particularly pharmacists to standardize the labeling and packaging of medications by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lessen prescription errors. According to director Thomas E. Ruth of Pfizer Inc., labeling of new products usually consumes two years and six months to three years. American Society for Health System (ASHP) director Bona Benjamin says that the agency must also ban the same brand name of products.


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