4. Background and Additional Resources
The background white paper for this project:
Adopting an Easy-to-Read Medication Label in Wisconsin, found at Bit.ly/MedLabel
Wisconsin Labeling Requirements Summary (including Federal Requirements)
As of June 2016
These elements must be included on the label, as required by law.
- Name and address of licensed pharmacy
- Phone number of pharmacy (if out-of-state)
- Date dispensed
- Rx number from dispensing pharmacy
- Name of prescriber
- Full name of patient
- Directions for use and cautionary statements
- Name an strength of drug, (unless prescriber says no)
- Symptom or purpose of drug (if submitted by prescriber)
- Brand name may include generic (prescriber can say no)
- Generic must name manufacturer
- Transfer warning statement
Practice Journal Articles
Wood, B. Medication Adherence: The Real Problem When Treating Chronic Conditions https://www.uspharmacist.com/article/medication-adherence-the-real-problem-when-treating-chronic-conditions
Lee, Charles. Patient Understanding: The Cornerstone of Medication Adherence http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/directions-in-pharmacy/2015/may2015/patient-understanding-the-cornerstone-of-medication-adherence
Thurmer, A. Building a Patient-Centered Medication Label http://bit.ly/2icj6AF
Davis TC, Wolf M et al, Literacy and Misunderstanding Prescription Drug Labels.
Institute of Medicine. Standardizing Medication Labels: Confusing Patients Less.
Smith, Michelle Cruz Jimenez et al. Lost in translation: Medication labeling for immigrant families.
http://www.japha.org/article/S1544-3191(16)30733-6/abstract (JAPhA membership required)
Wolf M, Bailey, SC. The Role of Health Literacy in Patient Safety.
Wolf M et al, To err is human: Patient misinterpretations of prescription drug label instructions.
Wolf M, Davis TC et al, Effect of Standardized, Patient-Centered Label Instructions to Improve Comprehension of Prescription Drug Use.