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Comment & Response
January 2, 2020

Contradictory iPledge Requirements Hinder Physician Practice and Patient Care

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2Department of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
JAMA Dermatol. Published online January 2, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.4026

To the Editor We thank Tkachenko et al1 for their work in highlighting important trends and questions regarding the iPledge system. We agree that the implementation of iPledge may reduce pregnancy-related adverse events, yet we do not believe that the burdensome nature of this system toward patients and physicians is sufficiently addressed. iPledge contains various excessive and contradictory requirements that impede patient care, one such example being the process of urine pregnancy test acquisition.

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