Problem

Inadequate drug classification

Other Names:
Misleading labelling of medicines
Inconsistent labelling of pharmaceuticals
Incidence:

In Pakistan, the labelling of pharmaceuticals consistently shows a relaxation of the recommended applications and contra- indications which would apply in the countries of manufacture, one example being a medicine registered for use in Europe for children over four years of age and labelled in Pakistan for children from one year of age.

Claim:

In the Western world, vitamins and minerals do not carry labels warning the customer about the effects of misuse, because they are traditionally viewed as food components, and not as drugs.

Strategies:
Harmonizing labelling
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
13.05.2019 – 16:27 CEST