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Johnston Contributes to Article on Pediatric Drug Labels

Dr. Philip Johnston, dean of the School of Pharmacy, has received notice that the journal Pediatrics has accepted for immediate publication the manuscript “Parental Misinterpretations of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Pediatric Cough and Cold Medication Labels,” which was authored by a five-person Vanderbilt University Medical Center/Belmont University School of Pharmacy research team.
Recognizing the importance of this study to current national concern for children’s safety, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested permission from the team and from Pediatrics to include this study (pre-publication) into its current deliberations to craft revisions to cough and cold product labeling guidelines.

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