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Drugmakers Seek End or Changes to U.S. Medication Naming Rules

Quote: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)post on Philly.com. Pennsylvania. “Without this set of eyes, there is little doubt that the number of serious errors could be far greater.” PhRMA agrees with Cohen that industry and other stakeholders should meet with the FDA to improve the process, said Jeffrey Francer, the group’s assistant general counsel. Those parties should determine how often name confusion contributes to medical errors and make the agency’s review process more transparent, moving decisions earlier to prevent approval delays, Francer said today in an interview. Revising Packaging The FDA said in June that J&J and Glaxo should revise packaging for drugs that have similar names after mix-ups sent at least five patients to the hospital for taking the wrong medication. New Brunswick, New Jersey-based J&J, and Requip, a medicine for Parkinson’s disease and restless-leg disorder made by London-based Glaxo. AstraZeneca Plc (AZN)Dexilant. Washingtonaedney@bloomberg.net. abettelheim@bloomberg.net. ...
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