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Medicine labels to change

4th March 2011

Medicine labels in the UK could soon change in a bid to avoid confusion.

A study commissioned by the British National Formulary – the textbook used by pharmacists, doctors and nurses for drug information – found that familiar phrases such as “avoid alcoholic drink” on medicine labelling needed clarification. The changes are likely to be seen on packets and bottles within six months. The research was carried out at the University of Leeds by Theo Raynor, professor of pharmacy practice, and his colleagues.

 

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