Talking to Your Pharmacist
For individuals with vision loss, not being able to read the information on prescription medications is a particularly dangerous problem. Recently federal legislation included provisions that mandated the establishment of national best practices for retail and other pharmacies to use in providing accessible prescription drug labeling to customers with vision loss. This includes proper dosage, the name of the medication, accompanying information about possible side effects. The Access Board was charged with developing best practice guidelines for pharmacists, including advice on delivery methods for providing accessible prescription drug container labels. Please download them to share with your local pharmacist.
- Best Practices for Pharmacists: full report
- The National Eye Institute offers a downloadable PDF: Five Simple Solutions for Managing Your Medication
- Review of Scriptalk
- Accessible Prescriptions: An Update on Legislation