A study released on December 16, 2008 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that the printed consumer medication information (CMI) voluntarily provided with new prescriptions by retail pharmacies does not consistently provide easy-to-read, understandable information about the use and risks of medications.
Expert and Consumer Evaluation of Consumer Medication Information - 2008 Final Report(PDF - 2.4MB) Expert and Consumer Evaluation of Consumer Medication Information‐2008: Executive Summary(PDF - 64KB) Study Finds Much of Private-Sector Consumer Medication Information Not Consistently Useful[ARCHIVED]
FDA News Release
Consumer Medication Information (CMI): Expert and Consumer Evaluation of Consumer Medication Information‐2008: Questions and Answers Prescription Drug Leaflets Need Improvement[ARCHIVED]
FDA Consumer Update
Patient Information Chart Table CMI(PDF - 14KB)