PPLA - The Pharmaceutical Literature Association; We're fighting to keep medication information on paper - for patient health and safety

Research on Printed Information

Advances in human cognition research have pointed the way to potential design opportunities for Consumer Medication Information that could have a major impact on how well the information is understood. The Pharmaceutical Printed Literature Association is helping fund research with that in mind.

Collation of the results has not completed navigating the rigorous academic review process, including peer review. When published, this website will highlight the results.

Just as the PPLA values scientific information about FDA–approved drugs, we also value scientific information and research about the quality of information and its comprehension. Both the 2001 and 2008 studies by the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, referred to elsewhere in this site are outstanding examples of the importance of a rigorous, disciplined approach.