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Poor Americans often misinterpret labels on drug bottles

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7581.1265-b (Published 14 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1265

Americans from poor neighbourhoods often struggle to understand labels on drug bottles. When researchers tested 395 men and women from poor urban neighbourhoods across the US, nearly half (46.3%) misunderstood at least one of the five labels tested. People with poor literacy …

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