Prescription Drug Labeling
More than 80 percent of prescriptions filled in the United States are for generic drugs. Women get these prescriptions with the assumption that the drugs they’ve been prescribed are safe and effective.
I still remember how I felt when I saw the sign warning of potential traffic jams due to a special event at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It was early morning on July 19, 1996, and four NWHN colleagues and I were on the way to attend the FDA Advisory Committee meeting about mifepristone (known as “RU 486” or the “French abortion pill”).