New research shows that more warnings cause greater harm when it comes to prescription labels:
Half of adults misunderstand common standard drug warnings on prescription labels, putting them at risk for using the medicine incorrectly or even having a life-threatening event. …. “The more warnings you put on a label, the more you distract [patients] from essential instructions and precautions that ensure they safely use the medicine.”
A lot of the current warnings were phrased very abstractly and were confusing. For example, we changed ‘For external use only’ to ‘Use only on your skin.’ We moved from the intangible to the concise.
Less is more (more or less).