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Universal standards proposed for prescription container labels to help reduce medication misuse
Date:1/3/2011

on white background); large font size (e.g., minimum 12-point Times New Roman or 11-point Arial); and horizontal text only.
  • Limit auxiliary informationLabels, stickers, or other supplemental information should be expressed in simple and explicit language that is minimized to avoid distracting patients with nonessential information.

    Other recommendations include simplifying language, and eliminating Latin terms.


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  • Contact: Theresa Laranang-Mutlu
    trl@usp.org
    301-816-8167
    US Pharmacopeia
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