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Communicating Benefit and Risk Information

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Every medication approved by the FDA has benefits as well as risks. It’s important that patients hear both, and have a clear understanding so they can make informed decisions with their health care professional. Benefit and risk information in clinical trials, Medication Guides, and drug advertisements are reviewed. FDA Drug Info Rounds pharmacists talk about the benefit risk balance, and how health care professionals may approach this topic with their patients.