Patient safety with respect to drug administration is a major concern for everyone involved in the delivery of health care. Accurate selection of the correct drug product is necessary for safe drug administration. Drug package and label design can enhance the legibility of a label and increase product recognition, thereby supporting the goal of safe drug administration.
Key Messages from CSHP
- National Post - Medication labels have led to deadly mistakes: pharmacists – September 29, 2010
- Health Canada's Good Label and Package Practices Guide for Prescription Drugs – June 30, 2016
- Health Canada’s Guidance Document: Labelling of Pharmaceutical Drugs for Human Use – June 13, 2015