FDA trying to make drug labels easier to update

FDA is planning to make prescription drug labels easier to read and capable of being updated quickly on the Internet, according to iHealthBeat. FDA is responding to complaints that the current system is too slow and inflexible.

It currently can take months for new warnings to be added to drug labels, but beginning next month, drug makers will be required to electronically submit
changes to their product labels… The FDA also is considering releasing regular – possibly weekly – updates on side effects of drugs on the market..

September 29, 2005

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