FDA Exploring '1-Page Solution' to Med Guide Size

Law360, New York (April 26, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration signaled Wednesday it will attempt to dramatically simplify documents outlining drug risks after a national pharmacy organization complained about the mounting burden of dispensing the materials.

FDA regulations require pharmacists to give so-called medication guides to patients picking up prescription drugs, and the number and size of guides has exploded over the years.

After hearing criticism from the National Community Pharmacists Association, the FDA published a Federal Register notice Wednesday saying it is “currently in the process of evaluating whether...
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