Labelling and Packaging: An Aggregate Analysis of Medication Incident Reports

The information presented on the inner and outer labels of health products and the design and layout of this information constitute an important mechanism of communication to end users, both healthcare practitioners and consumers. Since ISMP Canada began accepting voluntary incident reports in 2000, reporters have repeatedly identified issues related to the labelling and packaging of health products as a concern. This ISMP Canada Safety Bulletin shares findings from an aggregate analysis of reports received by ISMP Canada related to the labelling and packaging of manufactured health products available in Canada.