Report Finds Rx Drug Info Often Hard To Understand
Prescription drug information provided to patients by pharmacies varies widely in content and can be difficult for patients to read and understand, according to a study published in Archives of Internal Medicine. Prescription drug information leaflets provided by pharmacies are not regulated by FDA and are produced through private publishing companies. While longer leaflets contain more of the information recommended by FDA, few leaflets meet all of FDA's standards for the materials.
- "Drug Information From Pharmacies Found Lacking" (Norton, Reuters, 8/16).