Medication labeling practices at in-patient hospital pharmacies: the present dilemma in Pakistan

@inproceedings{Malik2018MedicationLP,
  title={Medication labeling practices at in-patient hospital pharmacies: the present dilemma in Pakistan},
  author={Madeeha Malik and Azhar Hussain and Tunzeela Amin},
  year={2018}
}
Drug labels provide first hand information to the patients as well as it provides a unique identity to the medical product Misreading the label inadequate information on label inappropriate labeling font writing style and its placement on the dosage form are the few of the barriers identified for inappropriate labeling practices Objective The main objective of the present study was to assess current labeling practices in inpatient departments of health care facilities among public and private… Expand
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