Norton agreed that label changes must occur "in the context of what's in the patients' interests in terms of health literacy, visibility and whatever information is necessary to promote adherence."
However, "from the standpoint of our members, we are concerned with what's reasonable for a small pharmacy business owner to carry out -- for example, the different language translations, font size, label size, etc." he added. "We want to be as constructive and cooperative as possible balancing all of those concerns and will continue bringing our ideas to the table."
In the meantime, Schwatrzberg said, doctors and pharmacists can help make sure that each patient understands the medication they are taking, and how they should be taking it.
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