New Prescription Drug Container Label Survey

Consumers: Tell us what you think of the new labels on prescription medication containers you received from pharmacies? Please take our brief survey.

In 2011, new rules took effect that require all patients in California to receive medication containers that are labeled according to specific requirements. These requirements include emphasis on directions for use and other important information in the same order on the pill container label. Also, the directions must now be printed in at least 10-point type and consumers can ask for 12-point type. The changes are designed to make it easier for you to find and read the information you need in order to take your medications safely.

This survey is anonymous and will help the Board determine how well the new labels are working.

See samples of the new labels here:

* 1. I am a

* 2. My pharmacist or healthcare provider

* 3. I can find the directions for use on the new label more easily than on the previous style of label.

* 4. I can find the name of the drug and the strength more easily than on the previous style of label.

* 5. The size of the print on label is

* 6. I have seen the new label format and:

* 7. If you have comments, please add them here.

Thank you for your comments. They are important to us.