Letter to the Editor

Thank you for the article on safer dispensing labels.1 A patient-centric label should have the generic name in bold and prominently printed and the brand name in less prominent print. This should improve patient recognition of medications, and avoid duplications of different brand names often dispensed by pharmacists.

Ashok Chotai
GP, Brisbane

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