Talking prescription labels help blind, visually impaired users take meds safely
Wegmans is the latest in a line of stores and pharmacies to offer a potentially life-saving device for people who are blind or visually impaired. It’s called ScripTalk. It’s essentially a talking prescription label.
For Monica Johnson, organizing her prescription medication is a regular ritual. But she needs a bit of help. When she was 11, Johnson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She developed diabetic retinopathy and by age 29, she was blind.
“I certainly didn't think you could happen to you when you were younger but it absolutely can,” said Johnson. “I went through denial and went through anger. I went through the depression stage. It was really hard.“
The help Johnson gets with her medication is a device called ScripTalk, an audible medication label technology that amounts to a talking prescription label. It helps Johnson make sure she takes the correct medications. She found out about it through her mail-order pharmacy.
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