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On Stay Safe Rx you will find current events and resources advocating for safe prescription labeling practices. When patients struggle to see, read or understand their prescription labels they are more likely to take the wrong medication, take it improperly, or not take it at all. Pharmacies can make prescription labels more accessible by incorporating dual-language, audible, large print, Braille, plain language, and user-friendly designs. Check out the resources in the side bar to assist your own advocacy efforts or browse through posts to see what others are working on or have achieved.

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