RE: Question about instructions on medicine bottles

Subject: RE: Question about instructions on medicine bottles
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <margaret -dot- cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>, <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:42:06 -0400



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> I don't work in the industry, but I have read several articles about poor compliance with prescription instructions and many dosage errors by users of OTC medicines like cold remedies. The standard information requirements and layout are probably set by (very outdated) FDA regulations. However, as a member of the bifocal generation, I ask, "Who thinks 6pt red type on a white label is adequate for someone to read, especially if you have a cold and your eyes are burning?
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Right, the FDA has requirements for what must go on a label depending on the product, then you have to write a procedure or work instruction that shows how you will produce the label and the FDA approves it (or not). As you can imagine, it takes a good long time to change everything because it involves lots of reviewing, submitting, approving....

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References:
Question about instructions on medicine bottles: From: Steven Jong
Re: Question about instructions on medicine bottles: From: Margaret Cekis

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