The way that medicines are labeled is very improtant, especially for the consumer / patient, as the information presented must be accurate.
One good thing to help consumers, in recent months, has come from the United States Pharmacopeia.
US Pharmacopeia advisory panel has issued a set of recommendations to bring consistency to prescription labeling and, ultimately, to help avoid patient confusion. The panel’s recommendations included organizing the label in a patient-centered manner, simplifying language, using explicit text to describe dosage and interval instructions, including purpose for use, improving readability, providing labeling in the patient’s preferred language, including supplemental information, and standardizing direction to patients.
To read more, go to the USP page.