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Product Labeling


This module explains the need for, and definition of, labeling for prescription drugs and biologic products. It discusses how labeling is developed and maintained throughout the product’s marketed life, the components and structure of prescription drug and biological product labeling, and pertinent regulatory and legal requirements with which they must comply.

The module takes an average of 3 hours to complete.

This eLearning module can be purchased individually or as part of the Medical Communications eLearning Program (eight modules) or the Medical Affairs eLearning Program (11 modules).


Featured topics

  • Global labeling: the Company Core Data Sheet
  • Labeling in the US: Prescribing Information and the Medication Guide
  • Labeling in the European Union: The Summary of Product Characteristics and Package Leaflet
  • Labeling in Non-US and Non-EU Countries
  • Maintenance of Product Labeling
  • Case Studies

Who should attend?

This program is designed for professionals involved in:

  • Medical affairs
  • Medical communications
  • Medical information
  • Medical writing
  • Field-based medical affairs support (i.e., medical science liaison)
  • Medical call center environment
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Clinical research
  • Professional education, training, and development
  • Document management/eSubmissions
  • Clinical safety and pharmacovigilance
  • Labeling
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Ad/Promo

Learning objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Define and describe the purpose of prescription drug and biologics product labeling
  • Describe labeling requirements at the global and local levels
  • Define and identify the components of the Company Core Data Sheet (CCDS)
  • Identify the components and explain the structure and use of the Prescribing Information and the Medication Guide in the US
  • Identify the components and explain the structure and use of the Prescribing Information and Patient Labeling in the European Union
  • Identify the regulatory agency that governs product labeling, the format for labeling, and where to find the regulations/guidance for labeling for non-EU European countries, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, China, India, and South Korea
  • Describe the departments involved in labeling development and maintenance

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