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ASTM International - ASTM D6398-08

Standard Practice to Enhance Identification of Drug Names on Labels

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 February 2008
Status: inactive
Page Count: 3
ICS Code (Medicaments): 11.120.10
ICS Code (Information coding): 35.040
significance And Use:

Medication errors occur when users are confused by the similar size, shape, color, typeface, and layout of labels that are used for a range of a manufacturer's drugs with widely dissimilar actions... View More

scope:

1.1 This practice covers the shape, size, color, layout, typeface, and barcoding on drug container labels intended for prescription product packaging such as might be used in hospitals, pharmacies, and nursing centers.

1.1.1 This practice does not apply to bulk product shipping containers; in-process transfer containers; or primary, secondary, or tertiary finished goods containers.

1.2 This practice does not apply to over-the-counter drug product labeling.

1.3 This practice does not apply to retail product labeling.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

Document History

April 1, 2014
Standard Practice to Enhance Identification of Drug Names on Labels
4.1 Medication errors occur when users are confused by the similar size, shape, color, typeface, and layout of labels that are used for a range of a manufacturer's drugs with widely dissimilar...
ASTM D6398-08
February 1, 2008
Standard Practice to Enhance Identification of Drug Names on Labels
Medication errors occur when users are confused by the similar size, shape, color, typeface, and layout of labels that are used for a range of a manufacturer's drugs with widely dissimilar actions or...
April 10, 2001
Standard Practice to Enhance Identification of Drug Names on Labels
1.1 This practice covers the shape, size, color, layout, typeface, and barcoding on drug container labels intended for prescription product packaging such as might be used in hospitals, pharmacies,...
April 10, 2001
Standard Practice to Enhance Identification of Drug Names on Labels
1.1 This practice covers the shape, size, color, layout, typeface, and barcoding on drug container labels intended for prescription product packaging such as might be used in hospitals, pharmacies,...
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