Navigation Links
IOM workshop on less confusing drug labeling, Oct. 12
Date:10/10/2007

More than 90 million Americans have difficulty understanding and acting on health information, according to a 2004 health literacy report from the Institute of Medicine. Misinterpreting instructions printed on drug container labels and related literature can result in serious injury or even death. For example, researchers have found that the common dosage instruction, "take twice daily," has been interpreted in multiple ways by patients. IOM will hold a workshop to explore ways to make drug labels clearer and to better communicate usage information to patients.

DETAILS
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 100, National Academies Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Topics include:

  • Findings of a new white paper on drug labeling from the American College of Physicians Foundation
  • Reactions to prescription drug use standardization from federal agencies, pharmacies, physicians, patients, and other stakeholders
  • What it would take to move toward standardization


'/>"/>

Contact: Christine Stencel
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
The National Academies
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Indian to Conduct Workshop at Global AIDS Meet
2. Confusing advice on child obesity
3. Experts Confusing us on Chikungunya: Kerala CM
4. Food Labeling, Set to Sport a New Face in Britain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... SC (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... Digital ... is excited to announce the opening of a Greenville, South Carolina location. ... for digital progress in Greenville. , “We’ve been working with South Carolina clients for ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... The iaedp Foundation, ... other medical professionals caring for those suffering from the full spectrum of disordered eating, ... as eating disorders professionals from nearly all 50 states and several countries converged on ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) wanted to create a communications platform that positions them ... this goal, Elliance and ONS reinvented their online publication as an always-on, always-fresh ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... Viewers who like ... of critical historical facts, cultural practices, goods, services, and societal issues tend to appreciate ... look into the popular practice of utilizing running events for causes around the world. ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Finding ... God #TruthwithGrace”: a devotional journal chronicling the writer’s path toward true communion with ... Walk with God #TruthwithGrace” is the creation of published author Lea Michelle Johnson, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... YORK , March 24, 2017 ... and Equipment stocks, which are: Neovasc Inc. (NASDAQ: NVCN), Hologic ... Heart Inc. (NASDAQ: SSH ). These companies are ... its prior gains on Thursday, March 23 rd , 2017, ... afternoon, while shares of health care companies in the S&P ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... BOTHELL, Wash. , March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of advanced medical technology for non-invasive surgery, ... the Mirabilis System for treatment of uterine fibroids ... that it had received approval from the US ... study of the Mirabilis System in the United ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017 Mosaic Life Care, based in St. Joseph, Missouri ... across its network of 58 clinics, located in 22 cities, and its flagship St. ... ways to improve the delivery of health care to its patients, including the insurance, ... ... Mosaic Life Care St. Joseph Medical Center ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: