MEETING TO DISCUSS BAR CODE LABELING FOR DRUGS

July 15, 2002

15 JULY - To help reduce the number of adverse drug events, including deaths, from medication errors, FDA is developing a regulation requiring bar code labeling for human drug and biologic products.

MEETING TO DISCUSS BAR CODE LABELINGFOR DRUGS -- To help reduce the number ofadverse drug events, including deaths, frommedication errors, FDA is developing a regulationrequiring bar code labeling for human drug andbiologic products. The agency is holding a publicmeeting July 26 to solicit comments on theregulation.http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2002/NEW00821.html