The following are excerpts from the newsletter
December 12, 2013
Happy Holidays...We wish you joy, health, and happiness this holiday season!
In this week's issue:
- ISMP webinar.
- Join ISMP on December 19 for our final webinar of 2013, New Actions by FDA to Reduce Medication Errors Tied to Manufacturer's Container Labeling. Recently, FDA published an important draft document to help standardize the components of container labeling to address safety issues including abbreviations and symbols on product labeling, prominent company logos and clutter that distract from readability, warnings that aren't emphasized, and color patterns that lead to selection of the wrong container. Although the guidance is not a regulation, it provides FDA staff with information that should be considered when evaluating product safety. This information is also important for pharmacists and physician leadership on a pharmacy and therapeutics committee because it communicates the most important label components one should consider when evaluating products for purchase.
- For details, please visit: www.ismp.org/educational/webinars.asp.