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CU Letter to California Board of Pharmacy in Support of Patient-Centered Labels on Prescription Drugs

Consumers Union wrote a letter to the California Board of Pharmacy in support of proposed Section 1707.5 of Division 17 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations that would make labels on prescription medication containers safer and better-suited for patients’ needs by requiring pharmacies to use standardized font type and size, placement of information, and directions for use on prescription labels. The regulation also would require pharmacies to provide oral language translation of label information for patients with limited English proficiency at the request of the patient.

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