Study examines violations of black box warnings

February 20, 2006

Less than 1% of outpatients who received medication in 2002 were prescribed a medicine that violated a prescription drug's black box warning, according to a study in the Feb. 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers examined data from 51 outpatient practices and analyzed electronic health records of 324,548 outpatients who received at least one prescription between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2002.

Less than 1% of outpatients who received medication in 2002 were prescribed a medicine that violated a prescription drug's black box warning, according to a study in the Feb. 13 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers examined data from 51 outpatient practices and analyzed electronic health records of 324,548 outpatients who received at least one prescription between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2002.

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