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Colour coded warnings on how medicines affect driving do not work, study shows

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4600 (Published 22 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4600
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Colour coded warnings on the labels of drugs for anxiety and insomnia to alert users to their potential adverse effects on driving have not reduced road traffic crashes associated with these medicines, data from a French national programme have shown.1

Ten years ago France introduced a national system of colour coding medicines to highlight their effects on driving performance, having found that benzodiazepines …

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