Re: Question about instructions on medicine bottles

Subject: Re: Question about instructions on medicine bottles
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Steven Jong <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 09:40:05 -0700

The general hierarchy of information is

1) What's in it
2) What it's for
3) What horrible consequence may befall you if you don't follow directions.
4) Now, here's the directions

Some drugs also add (5) What to do if you ignored everything we told you in
1-4 and are now seriously regretting it.

Even if you don't read 1-3, there's no way you can argue in court that you
didn't see them before you got to 4.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 8:32 AM, Steven Jong <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:

> Is the intent to make people read the whole label before rewarding them
> with the dosage information? (In that case, they WANT us to read
> everything.) Is it poor design or lack of design? (In that case they're not
> doing a good enough job.)
>
> Can someone who works in that industry say whether this is a bug or a
> feature?
>

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