A new campaign aims to help you protect your practice and your patients by offering information and training that will keep you up to date on changing drug labels. The effort is a collaboration of The PDR Network, The Doctors Company and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The “Know the Label” campaign provides online information and free continuing medical education (CME). The resource helps you improve your knowledge of the safe and appropriate use of the FDA-regulated medical products you most commonly prescribe.
“Keeping current on FDA-approved drug labeling enhances patient safety and reduces professional liability risk,” explained David Troxel, M.D., medical director for The Doctors Company. “Busy physicians can find themselves unaware of all information in the drug labels or of changes to the labels for the medications they prescribe.”
About 30 percent of medical malpractice suits involve pharmaceuticals, according to the PDR Network. FDA-approved labeling is often the standard to which physicians are held in these suits. Over 25 percent of drugs have clinically relevant changes to their FDA-approved labels annually.
Find the new information here.