Imagine if you can’t see to read your medication labels. The risks of illness, hospitalization and even death are real. Whether you’re visually impaired, a caretaker of someone who is blind or elderly, a medical professional, work for a support agency or are simply passionate about helping others, you can become an advocate to save lives.
Globally, at least 2.2 billion people have vision impairments or blindness, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States alone, the Food and Drug Administration estimates that about 1.3 million people are injured by medication errors each year. For those who can’t clearly read their medication labels, talking prescription labels can be crucial to ensuring medication safety and adherence.
HOW CAN YOU ADVOCATE?
Educate yourself about talking prescription labels and spread the information with friends, family, coworkers, clients and your community. Consider signing up for local health fairs, sight fairs, community events and more to share information about the availability of talking prescription labels. View the results of an independent study to learn how ScripTalk is impacting the lives of our patients.
Advocacy is a vital way to spread information about the availability of talking prescription labels. By educating others about accessible prescription labels, you are helping to get the message to those who otherwise might never know it’s available. Become a life saver today!
You can even turn your mobile cell phone into a talking prescription reader to show others how it works!