The Untapped Potential of Pharmacy Leaflets for Informing Patients About Drug Benefits and Risks

It is difficult for patients to clearly understand the risks and benefits of the drugs they are prescribed despite this being a first step toward informed decisions and shared decision-making with health care professionals. In this article, the problems and potential of pharmacy leaflets as a nearly ubiquitous but often overlooked means of communicating drug information to patients are discussed. (JAMA Intern Med. Published online November 30, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.6656)