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System of Simplified, Standardized Dosing Instructions for Prescription Medication Container Labels Proposed at Sixth Annual National Health Communication Conference
Date:11/28/2007

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"As the ACP Foundation white paper notes, the lack of universal standards and regulations for drug labels is a root cause of medication error," Dr. Parker said.

The American College of Physicians (http://www.acponline.org) is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 124,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults.

The American College of Physicians Foundation (http://foundation.acponline.org/), incorporated in 1999, supports the mission of ACP and strives to improve the health and welfare of patients and society through initiatives that provide patients with the information they need to understand and manage their health.


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