Research and Articles

Accessible Prescription Labeling Standards

US Access Board Best Practices for Accessible Prescription Labeling https://www.access-board.gov/rx.html 

National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Standards: https://thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov/clas/standards  

Statement by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacies: https://nabp.pharmacy/news/news-releases/usp-prescription-container-labeling-chapter-is-now-the-official-standard/

USP Chapter 17 & 1265 Standards for Prescription Labeling: https://www.usp.org/health-quality-safety/usp-nf-general-chapter-prescription-container-labeling 


 

On Translation (Newer research listed first)

Think Twice about using Google Translate for Patient Counseling and Medication Directions.  Loren Bonner.  Pharmacy Today. February 2022. https://www.pharmacytoday.org/article/S1042-0991(22)00127-X/pdf 

Prescribing in a Pediatric Hospital setting- Lost in Translation? Khayrallah, Al-Saeedy, Medriano, Lee, Sommerfield, Summerfield, Ware, Huppatz, Campbell, Lim, Von Ungern-Sternberger Patient Education and Counseling. October 2021. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0738399121006698?via%3Dihub

A Framework for Language Access:  Key Features of US State and Local Language Access Laws and Policies.  Jacob Hofstetter, Margie McHugh, Anna O'Toole.  Migration Policy Institute.  October 2021.  https://www.migrationpolicy.org/sites/default/files/publications/language-access-2021_final.pdf 

Provision of Bilingual Dispensing Labels to Non-Native English Speakers: An Exploratory Study. Helena Herrera, Murtada Alsaif, Ghalib Khan, Nicola Barnes, and Paul Rutter. Pharmacy. 2019. https://www.mdpi.com/2226-4787/7/1/32/htm

Lost in Translation: Medication Labeling for Immigrant Families.  Michelle Cruz Jimenez Smith, H. Shonna Yin, Lee M. Sanders.  JAPhA.  November 2016.  https://www.japha.org/article/S1544-3191(16)30733-6/fulltext 

Development of a Patient -Centered Bilingual Prescription Drug Label. Arun Mohan. Journal of Health Communication. Oct 2013. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10810730.2013.825664

 Rx For Safety:  SafeRx Recommendations for Clear and Accessible Prescription Medication. A Report by Make the Road New York, Center for Popular Democracy and New York Lawyers for Public Interest.  2012  https://nyf.issuelab.org/resources/15046/15046.pdf

Pharmacies May Not Always Translate Prescription Labels for Non-English Speaking Patients.  Laurie Barclay. April 2007. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/555840

 

On Alternative Formats for Visually Impaired or Print Impaired

Medication Errors of Visually Impaired Patients: Before and After Use of ScripTalk.  Issues and Answers Global Marketing Research.  April 2020. https://97805fcd-7ce8-43fa-9088-e5e526583d84.filesusr.com/ugd/99b5c9_b5cfe21f214340d489f9b09a01627139.pdf

Impact of a Talking Prescription Digital Audio Label on Blood Pressure and Self-Efficacy in Low Health Literate Patients with Chronic Hypertension.  Melonia Lillie.  Graceland University. 2019. https://www.doctorsofnursingpractice.org/wp-content/uploads/project_form/complete_290220071404.pdf

A Sticking Point for Medication Adherence: Project with faculty participation has Wisconsin pharmacies re-thinking prescription labels. Katie Gerhards. June 2019.  https://pharmacy.wisc.edu/redesigning-prescription-labels/

Challenges Faced By The Visually Disabled In Use Of Medication, Consequences Of Medication Errors And Their Self-Adopted Coping Strategies At A Tertiary Care Hospital In Goa, India. Naik M, Cacodcar JA, Dhupdale NY. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2018. https://www.ijcmph.com/index.php/ijcmph/article/download/2562/1884

Addressing Low Health Literacy with "Talking Pill Bottles": A pilot study in a community pharmacy setting.   Annie Y. Lam, Juliet K. Nguyen, Jason J. Parks, Donald E. Morisky, Donna L. Berry, Seth E. Wolpin.  JAPhA. 2017. https://www.japha.org/article/S1544-3191(16)30734-8/fulltext

Low Vision = High Risk for Medication Errors.  Katlin Taylor, Dan Sheridan, Melinda Faber. Nursing. 2016.  https://www.nursingcenter.com/wkhlrp/Handlers/articleContent.pdf?key=pdf_00152193-201601000-00017

Adopting an Easy-to-Read Medication Label in Wisconsin. Steven Sparks, David Mott, Henry Young, Sonal Mansukhani, Michele Erikson. 2015. https://wisconsinliteracy.org/file_download/cac0067c-e2bc-42e0-8adf-4a4036ca0cff

A Low-Cost Audio Prescription Labeling System Using RFID for Thai Visually-Impaired People. Titipong Lertwiriyaprapa and Pirapong Fakkheow. Assistive Technology. Winter 2015.   https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26427743/

Identifying Solutions to Medication Adherence in the Visually Impaired Elderly.  Miranda Smith.  Trista Bailey. Consult.Pharm. Feb 2014.  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24513423/

US Access Board Best Practices for Accessible Prescription  Drug Labeling. 2013. https://www.access-board.gov/rx.html

Caring for Visually Impaired Patients. Katheleen B. Orrico.  JAPhA. May-June 2013. https://www.japha.org/article/S1544-3191(15)30345-9/fulltext  

Helping Older Adults with Low Vision to be Health Literate. Mary Warren. Visibility. 2012. https://university.envisionus.com/getattachment/282d6006-a039-4e9d-9f06-dd3d4c3467ea/Volume-6-Issue-4.pdf 

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, Section 107(f):  A Study on how to Make Prescription Pharmaceutical Information, Including Drug Labels and Usaga Instructions, Accessible for Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals.  A Report to Congress.  2003.https://www.afb.org/blindness-and-low-vision/your-rights/rx-label-enable-campaign/fda-study-accessible-prescription

An Evaluation of the Functionality and Acceptability of the Voice Prescription Label.  Jian Gao. Journal of Vision Impairment. 2001. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260298486_An_Evaluation_of_the_Functionality_and_Acceptability_of_the_Voice_Prescription_Label

 

On Health Equity

Social Determinants of Health, Health Equity and Vision Loss.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/determinants/index.html

Disparities in Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Vision Impairment.  Spencer, Frick, Gower, Kempen, Wolff.  Ophthalmic Epidemiology. Sept-Oct 2009. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19874107/