Did your doctor prescribe you a medication with a black-box warning? Even though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stepped up efforts to highlight important drug guidelines with black-box warnings, dangerous drugs are still being prescribed.
According to a recent study of 324,548 outpatients who received at least one prescription, 33,778 patients were prescribed a medication that had a black-box warning, the FDA’s most severe warning.
Of those 33,778 prescriptions, the study found:
Researchers believe that if the FDA makes the warnings more reader-friendly then the number of medical errors will be reduced.
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