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In Brief: "Ask your pharmacist"

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

"Ask your pharmacist": National Community Pharmacists Association extends grassroots campaign to have the phrase "Ask your pharmacist" added to OTC drug labeling so the "Warnings" section would read "Ask your doctor or pharmacist." NCPA (formerly NARD) has posted an alert on its Web site and has activated its fax network to get community pharmacists to spread the word to their legislative representatives and customers. In July 17 comments to FDA, the American Medical Association argues that adding "Ask your pharmacist" to OTC drug labeling would be likely to confuse patients and would put pharmacists in a position for which they are not qualified ("The Tan Sheet" Aug. 4, p. 10)...

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