Senate OKs Bill Requiring Larger Print for Rx Labels
The California Senate has approved a bill (SB 205) -- by Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett (D-East Bay) -- that would require pharmacists to print important drug information on prescription labels in at least 12-point type. Corbett said that the bill "seeks to prevent medication use errors." The California Grocers Association opposes the measure, arguing that the requirement is "unworkable in a real-world setting" because labels already contain a significant amount of information required by the state. The measure now moves to the Assembly.
- "California Senate Requires Larger Print for Drug Labels" (McGreevy, Los Angeles Times, 5/17).