The agency released a one-page document highlighting the essential information for prescription drugs, including:
- Drug name
- Summary of uses
- Important safety information
- Common side effects
- Directions for use
The FDA said taking medication incorrectly or not at all leads to about 125,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, accounting for nearly 25% of hospital admissions.
According to Dr. Sue Decotiis, many different things can go wrong for a patient.
“Like a patient taking a drug at the wrong time, under-dose, overdose, or there are reactions between various drugs,” she said.
The proposal could be finalized later in 2023.
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