When you and I pick up our prescriptions at the drug store, our bottles have a label that tell us how often to use the drug. Whenever you read about labels on this website, the label on the bottle is NOT the label I’m talking about.
Instead, the label is the really long pamphlet that’s in super-small type that sometimes comes in the bag your prescription comes in. If you’ve never read that label for any of your medicine, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Most people never do. And honestly, most people would have a hard time understanding the label anyway because it is written for doctors, and not for consumers.
So when you read things here about failure-to-warn claims, what that means is that certain risks weren’t properly documented in the drug’s label.