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New Birth Defects Warning Label Trumps Label Currently in Use

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Should a new symbol be coming to a birth defect hazard near you?

The warning label in use on Accutane(tm) and other teratogenic pharmaceuticals performed significantly worse than a newly developed label reports a recently completed study among more than 2000 adults throughout the United States.

Previous research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that the warning in use on isotetrenoin (e.g. Accutane) and other pharmaceuticals linked to birth defects was not being understood well, leading to increased risks among healthcare consumers.

The current study tested the label in use against a series of newly developed labels. “We wanted to determine whether some of the newer symbols on the labels would perform better than the existing one. The newer ones were grounded in theory and { read more }