Title: Alternate Patient Medication Information Delivery
WHEREAS, it has been observed that the provision of patient information using paper leaflets or attachments to prescription containers and bags may not be read by patients and is often discarded in trash receptacles upon leaving the pharmacy; and
WHEREAS, electronic delivery of patient information is an acceptable, and perhaps more beneficial alternative to paper; and
WHEREAS, it has been noted that patients often request and state a preference to receive patient medication information (PMI) via electronic means;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy engage in discussions with the United States Food and Drug Administration and state boards of pharmacy regarding the feasibility of allowing patients the option to access mandatory PMI through electronic means.
(Resolution passed at the NABP 109th Annual Meeting in St Louis, MO)