New Prescription Drug Labeling for Pregnant and Nursing Women

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Abstract

The FDA has updated the requirements for the pregnancy and lactation sections of drug labeling to allow pregnant women and their healthcare providers to be better informed about the risks and benefits of medications while pregnant or nursing. This article discusses the new Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule that went into effect in June 2015 and is being phased in over the next three to five years.

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