Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Prescription Leaflets Often Lack Key Safety Info

Federal regulators say pharmacies too often fail to provide consumers with necessary drug-safety information in the leaflets stapled to their prescriptions, the quality of which vary greatly. Many leaflets don't specify standard doses or warn users they should stop taking medicines if side effects arise. At the same time, other leaflets were cluttered with extraneous information, such as vitamin promotions or nail-care tips, that distract patients from important information they needed. Read more.

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