English is not Enough: The Language of Food and Drug Labels

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English is not Enough: The Language of Food and Drug Labels

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dc.contributor.advisor Hutt, Peter Barton en_US
dc.contributor.author Arai, Ryan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-07T20:13:49Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.citation English is not Enough: The Language of Food and Drug Labels (2002 Third Year Paper) en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8852127
dc.description.abstract Food and drug labels must respond to the needs of the increasing linguistic minority population in the United States. Currently, the FDA only requires that food and drug labels be in English. Due to the growing segment of the population that cannot understand English, the FDA is not able to satisfy its goals of communicating valuable information to consumers through food and drug labels. The majority of the non-English speaking population speaks Spanish, suggesting that the FDA must target this specific linguistic minority with any policy response. The paper poses the question of whether the FDA should require food and drug labels in another language in addition to English. The paper is divided into five chapters. The first chapter covers the history of the FDA's approach to food and drug labels. The California Supreme Court's decision in Ramirez v. Plough is analyzed in the second chapter. The third chapter examines the Canadian model of bilingual French/English food and drug labels. Six possible policy options are covered in chapter four. Chapter five, the policy recommendation, concludes that the FDA should ask for comment on a proposal for bilingual English/Spanish warnings and directions on over-the-counter drugs combined with a foreign language patient package insert program for prescription drugs. The paper concludes that a mandate of bilingual over-the-counter drug labels combined with a foreign language patient package insert program is an appropriate and proportionate FDA response to the increasing needs of linguistic minorities. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dash.license LAA en_US
dc.subject Food and Drug Law en
dc.subject labeling en
dc.subject bilingualism en
dc.title English is not Enough: The Language of Food and Drug Labels en
dc.type Paper (for course/seminar/workshop) en_US
dc.date.available 2012-06-07T20:13:49Z

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