By David Mittleman

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are over six million pregnancies in the United States every year. These pregnant women take an average of three to five prescription drugs during pregnancy, whether it’s for a controlling pre-existing condition, such as asthma during pregnancy, or controlling pregnancy-related symptoms and conditions. The FDA required labeling prescriptions with product letter categories- A, B, C, D and X. These letters classified the risk of using a particular substance while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Recognizing the shortcomings of the existing letter labeling system, the FDA published a new “final rule” …read more