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Reading Prescription Labeling


Prescription drugs are chemicals designed for human use and are legally required to be prescribed, dispensed and supervised by licensed medical professionals. When taken improperly, prescription drugs can cause adverse side effects and, in some cases, death. In the U.S., more than 300,000 injuries and 100,000 deaths occur each year because of prescription drug misuse. Inability to read and understand prescription labeling is the primary cause of misuse.  This lesson discusses the three components of prescription drug labeling and the significance of each. It also outlines federal guidelines governing specific portions. 

Reading Prescription Labeling

  • 1 Hour/ .1 CEU


    • After reading about label components, participant will be able to identify prescription drug labeling components through a multiple-choice quiz.
    • After reading about vial components, participant will be able to identify prescription vial label elements through a multiple-choice quiz.
  • Reminder

    Enrollment in this course expires in 12 months from the date of payment.

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