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Universal Precautions: Prescription Label Changes

Pharmacist filling a prescription bottle

Courtesy of Microsoft Office

Prescription labels can be a major source of confusion for the 48% of Americans taking prescription medications every month. That’s why we would like to applaud the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) for proposing new standards for all prescription labels in the U.S.

The standards draw heavily from best practices in health literacy and user-centered design. Currently, labels vary greatly between pharmacies; these guidelines will create common language and information placement for all prescriptions.

Read more about the proposed prescription label changes.

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