Prescription Changes


I was listening to NPR this morning, about a story on changes that people are pushing for, in regards to prescription labels. The reason behind the change being that, people who are semi-literate have a hard time understanding. Or in my opinion, are too stupid to understand them. One of the examples they used is “for external use only” which apparently people are having a hard time with, so they are want to change it to, “For use on skin only” or something to that effect. Personally, if I go to the pharmacist and they give me a cream in a tube, I’d like to hope that I could figure out on my own that it’s not a cake topping. And if not, well then I deserve whatever fate is in store for me when I incorrectly take the prescription.

Comments

Cinnamon said…
You know some dickweed used their Retin-A as whipped cream or something... people are so stupid.