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ABC Channel 3 in Las Vegas covers Nevada’s new law mandating talking prescription readers

Talking prescriptions for people who are visually impaired is now a state law in Nevada. Read more

Nevada SB131 Talking Prescription Reader Law Helps Elderly, Low Vision and Print Impaired Residents

A recent law in Nevada aims to help low vision, print impaired and elderly residents safely manage their medications. Nevada SB 131 mandates that all retail pharmacies offer free  prescription readers that read aloud all of the information on the printed label. The units work with special talking labels that a pharmacist places on a patient’s medications. These labels are also free of charge for the patient. Read more…

 

ScripTalk talking labels and Fresno Medical Center featured on ABC30 Action News! 

Do you need talking labels? Just ask your pharmacist or find a participating pharmacy here: http://envisionamerica.com/ourpharmacies

Talking labels, large print and Braille labels are FREE for those who need them! Ask you pharmacist today or call us to help get you signed up at a pharmacy near you: 1-800-890-1180.

Gearing up for Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind Week, September 9-15, 2017

Keeping your loved ones safe…
that’s what Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind is all about. And it’s not just people with blindness… it includes anyone who’s visually or print impaired.

How would you manage your medications if you couldn’t read the label?

Accessible medication labels and prescription readers solve this very dangerous dilemma. Talking labels, large print and Braille labels allow people with no or low vision safely manage their prescription medications.

Help spread the word about accessible labels. During Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind Week, go out and talk with your family, friends, neighbors and pharmacies about accessible prescription labels.

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Nevada SB 131 Pharmacies to Provide a Prescription Reader Upon Request

A new bill in Nevada aims to help visually impaired or blind residents avoid taking the wrong medicine. Senate Bill 131, sponsored by state Sen. Mo Denis (D-Las Vegas), mandates that all pharmacies offer for free to requesting patients prescription reading devices that read aloud the name of the drug, the name of the person it is prescribed to, and the recommended dosage.

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HEB offering talking prescription labels: Congratulations to HEB. Texas’ popular grocery chain has begun offering talking prescription labels to its customers after a successful Structured Negotiation.

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Local company promotes independent living through prescription aides: NORMAL, IL – A local company is changing the way Americans look at prescription drug labels.

En-Vision America in Normal has created a software program that prints large-print labels, up to 32 font, that attach to prescription bottles for people with vision trouble.

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Blinded Vietnam veteran makes advancing technologies “worth a darn”: SILVER SPRING, MD – Former Marine Scout Sgt. John Fales, Jr. lost his eyesight in 1966 via mortars during a deadly ambush in Vietnam.He spent the next several years learning the basics of a newly blinded lifestyle, like braille and how to move around with a cane through rehabilitation services at the VA.

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Access Board Issues Report on Best Practices for Access to Prescription Drug Label Information: On July 9, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (P.L. 112-144, 126 Stat. 993). One provision of this act authorized the U.S. Access Board to convene a stakeholder working group to develop best practices for making information on prescription drug container labels accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired or who are elderly.

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Big Y pharmacies help visually impaired learn about their meds: Springfield, Mass.-based Big Y is the latest retail pharmacy to add special print and audio prescription labels for those with vision impairments.Two of Big Y’s stores in Rocky Hill, Conn., and Longmeadow, Mass., are adding either a large print “ScripView” label or an electronic “ScripTalk” label to medications for those with low vision.

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Big Y Pharmacies Aid Blind, Visually Impaired: Big Y Foods pharmacies in Rocky Hill, Conn., and Longmeadow, Mass., are now offering special labels for blind and visually impaired customers. Depending on the customer’s vision, the pharmacies will provide either a large-print ScripView label or an electronic ScripTalk label to prescribed medications.

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Big Y Pharmacies Debut Talking Labels: SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Big Y Pharmacies in Rocky Hill, Conn., and Longmeadow, Mass., are adding large print and electronic “talking” labels to medications for the visually impaired.ScripView is a large-print, booklet-style label designed for those with low vision. It is attached to the prescription container and includes the same information as the pharmacy’s regular label.

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Big Y Pharmacies offer innovative services for their blind and vision-impaired customers: SPRINGFIELD – Taking prescription medications as prescribed can be a matter of life and death. Since many elderly patients and those with vision impairments have a difficult time reading the information on their prescription labels, the risk of error is even higher.

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Walmart pilots script reader for visually impaired: Walmart announced Friday (June 8) that it is piloting a test program with En-Vision America to offer ScripTalk, a talking prescription system that provides those who cannot read standard print a safe and easy way to access the information on their prescriptions.

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How to Order Walmart Talking Prescription Containers: On June 8 Walmart announced that it is now providing the ScripTalk Talking Prescription Containers free of charge to persons with visual impairments as part of a pilot program. The ScripTalk Talking Prescription program is being offered to customers across the country through Walmart mail order, and also at three Walmart stores.

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Walmart Now Provides Talking Prescriptions: Visually impaired persons often worry about remembering their prescription instructions, don’t want to have to rely on family or friends to read prescription information for them and would like to be able to safely and independently manage their medications.

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