Give Patients “What For” on Rx Labels

December 31, 2006

Pharmacists must write on prescriptionlabels exactly what physicianswrite on their scripts.

Pharmacists must write on prescriptionlabels exactly what physicianswrite on their scripts. To help patientsremember what their medicationsare for, include the indicationin the prescription, such as "for highblood pressure" or "for diabetes."-- Eric Madrid, MD
   Whittier, Calif