TITLE

United States proposes universal labelling standards for prescriptions

AUTHOR(S)
Walkinshaw, Erin
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/12/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 10, pE635
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the proposal of the U.S. federal government for universal labelling standards of prescriptions. It mentions that the federal government had proposed the standards to reduce nonadherence and medication errors. It states that the standards would change the labelling on prescription containers in a patient-centred manner.
ACCESSION #
64612877

 

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