FDA proposes new drug labeling for women

May 29, 2008 9:21:29 AM PDT
There may soon a new way to tell which medications are safe for women to use during pregnancy.

Currently, prescriptions have a code in the fine print of their labels. Those codes rank how safe they are for pregnant or nursing women.

The food and Drug Administration says the system is too confusing. It hopes to soon have clearly marked sections on drug labels that describe potential dangers to pregnant women and their unborn babies.