The U.S Food and Administration altered the old labeling system present on the prescription of the drugs.
The present labeling method which was formed in 1970 was pretty difficult to understand. Generally, drug manufactures use alphabets such as X to represent the dangers of the medicine.
For instance, a few drugs are listed in the middle category but graded as C. It confuses the women as it denotes that dangers of this drug can only affect animals not human beings.
Jacques Moritz, director of gynecology at Mount Sinai St. Luke stated that the old ABC method labeling was extremely useless. Majority of the drugs was categorized as C without any special warning for pregnant women.
However, the new labeling method will evidently display the side effects of the medicine for pregnant and best feeding woman. It will make it easier for customers and doctors to understand the dangers of the drug. The authorities intend to remove the older alphabetical grading version with simple information till the month of June of 2015.
As per the latest reports of FDA, around 6 million of women get pregnant annually in the United States. Throughout the nine month of their pregnancy they take usually three to five prescriptions of medicine. All these prescriptions are related to diseases such as asthma, morning sickness, depression and epilepsy. Hence, these ailments could get worse if they avert medicines merely because of the drug cancers.
Normally, it is very difficult for pregnant women to decide whether a pain killer is harmful for her baby or not. They are unaware whether they should increase their dosage due to pregnancy or not.