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January 2016

The Untapped Potential of Pharmacy Leaflets for Informing Patients About Drug Benefits and Risks

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore
 

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JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176(1):11-12. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.6656

It is difficult for patients to clearly understand the risks and benefits of the drugs they are prescribed despite this being a first step toward informed decisions and shared decision-making with health care professionals.1 In this article, the problems and potential of pharmacy leaflets as a nearly ubiquitous but often overlooked means of communicating drug information to patients are discussed.

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