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PUB-036: Prescription Labeling

Prescription Labeling: Recognizing that poor health literacy impacts prescription drug use, the Wisconsin Medical Society supports efforts to improve understandability of prescription labels and to provide instructions in the patient’s preferred language when available and appropriate. The Society encourages all health care and pharmaceutical institutions work toward the adoption of the 2012 United States Pharmacopeia’s (USP) evidence-based prescription label standards. (HOD, 0415)