FDA Requires Electronic Drug Labels

FDA now requires drug companies to submit electronically prescription drug information to the agency. The idea is to give health care providers and the public easier access to the information found in inserts included with prescription meds. In practice, this will likely mean that the hard-to-read package inserts will be exactly the same but searchable online.

Insert information will be available via the National Library of Medicine‘s DailyMed. To be confused by government jargon and too much detail, see FDA’s press release. (FYI, FDA refers to the information as labels.)

(Via Kaiser Network‘s Daily Health Policy Report; FDA To Announce New Requirement That Drug Makers Submit Digital Labels for Medications)


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