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A New and Improved VA Prescription Label

Example of new standardized VA prescription label

VA asked hundreds of Veterans to tell us what they liked and didn't like about the labels on their prescriptions. Because VA fills a lot of prescriptions (143 million in 2014), it's important to make sure everyone understands them the same way, everytime.

The results of this study led to a new patient-centric prescription label.

  • Your name has been moved to the top of the label.

  • Directions on how to take your medication are now larger and bolded.

  • The date the prescription can no longer be refilled is clearly stated.

The evidence is in. The labels are new and improved and the result is now the standard at all VA pharmacies today. Veterans prefer this new label and find it easier to identify important drug information. Read More