Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind Can Save Lives

A young individual who is blind using a computer. In the bottom left is a graphic of the ScripTalk Talking Prescription Reader.

Imagine if you can’t see to read your prescription labels. The dangers of dosage mistakes can lead to illness, hospitalization or even death. Almost 12 million Americans have vision impairment, including 1 million who are blind and 3 million who have vision impairment after correction, according to the CDC. And some of those individuals live right in your local community.

Many individuals who are blind, visually impaired or print impaired do not realize that thousands of participating pharmacies throughout the U.S. and Canada offer FREE accessible prescription labels. 

Oregon Board of Pharmacy Publishes Official Rule Requiring Pharmacies to Provide Prescription Label Readers

 After some discussion, the Oregon Board of Pharmacy has published the final rule requiring pharmacies to notify patients that prescription readers are available and to provide the readers to patients who request one. This device is particularly vital for individuals who are visually impaired, blind or print impaired. 

The rule went into effect June 23, 2020 and is the culmination of state legislation that was enacted in 2019. 

For full details on the rule, as well as more, click here

Health & Well-Being Webinar: 5 Ways to Thrive with Vision Loss During Uncertain Times

Whether you are new to vision loss or just to pandemic safety, adapting to new circumstances is hard! Learn some tools for adjusting and thriving in a special upcoming Webinar sponsored by En-Vision America: 5 Ways to Thrive with Vision Loss During Uncertain Times.

It will be held on Zoom, May 12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Panelists will discuss: organization and labeling; accessible prescription labeling; advice on diabetes management; resources for aging and vision loss; and remaining positive and finding meaning after loss.

Register now at by clicking here.