Opinion: Small print, big problemsThere is fine print, and then there is disclaimer print, a fine print so small that even lawyers can’t read it. Disclaimer print is great for saving space, but it is even better for discouraging anyone from actually reading it. Drug manufacturers have become really big on disclaimer print. It is not uncommon now to see a full-page ad extolling one of their prescription drugs accompanied by a second full page of itsy-bitsy whys, wherefores and warnings. The purpose of disclaimer print, of course, is to cover the manufacturer’s fanny in case someone ends up growing a third ear on their forehead or something.
By: Jim Shea, The Daily Republic