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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

The legibility of prescription medication labelling in Canada: moving from pharmacy-centred to patient-centred labels.

Leat SJ, Ahrens K, Krishnamoorthy A, et al. Canadian pharmacists journal : CPJ = Revue des pharmaciens du Canada : RPC. 2014;147:179-87.

According to this study, the majority of pharmacy medication labels in Canada do not follow best practice guidelines for print size, spacing, and layout. Simple changes to medication label formatting could potentially improve patient safety.