Normal, IL – (January 15, 2014) Taking prescription medications as prescribed can be a matter of life and death. Since many elderly patients and those with vision impairments have a difficult time reading the information on their prescription labels, the risk of error is even higher.
Pharmacies across the country, including Big Y sites in Rocky Hill, CT and Longmeadow, MA are teaming up with En-Vision America Inc. to come to the rescue by offering special labels for customers in need. Depending on the customer’s vision, the pharmacies will add either a Large Print ‘ScripView’ label or an electronic ‘ScripTalk’ label to their medications. ScripView is a large-print, booklet-style label attached to the prescription container. It provides easy access to the prescription label for those with low vision. The label contains all the same information as the pharmacy’s regular label, but in large print.
With ScripTalk, the label is embedded with a microchip and is programmed with all the printed label data. At home, the patient places the container onto a small hand-held reader, and with the press of a button, is able to listen to the information including patient name, drug name and instructions, pharmacy contact information, warnings and more. The talking reader is provided at no-cost to the customer by En-Vision America, Inc.
“Our vision is not just to improve the lives and health of the visually impaired, but to help create social awareness of accessible prescription options. We are so excited to add Big Y pharmacies to our family of pharmacies offering ScripAbility pharmacy solutions,” says Sharla Glass, Marketing and Industry Relations, En-Vision America.
“Big Y is proud to provide this new service to our vision – impaired customers,” says Nicole Schneider, Senior Manager of Pharmacy Operations. “We are constantly seeking new ways to enhance our customers’ pharmacy experience and this is just one simple way we can help our customers remain safe when taking their prescription medications.”
Pharmacies in MA and CT offering ScripTalk and ScripView Labels:
In addition to the two locations below, Big Y is also offering mail order availability for these special services. In fact, anyone with a visual or print impairment in the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut are eligible and can benefit from this program.
802 Williams Street
Longmeadow MA 01106
1040 Elm Street
Rocky Hill CT 06067
About En-Vision America, Inc.:
En-Vision America, Inc. is a company providing products aimed at solving problems for those with visual impairments. The company was founded by Philip C. and David B. Raistrick in 1996 as they invented products to help family members with visual impairments. The cornerstone of the company was based upon and continues to operate on one single premise: To provide customers with greater independence through technology. For more information about the company and products visit their website at www.envisionamerica.com.
About Big Y Pharmacy:
Big Y has 36 Pharmacy and Wellness Centers throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Big Y’s professional, licensed pharmacists are available to consult with customers about their prescriptions, vitamins, drug interactions or any other medical concerns. Big Y pharmacies hold monthly health and wellness events, offer seasonal flu shots, provide an easy automated refill service, and accept most insurance.
For more information about ScripTalk or ScripView labels, participating pharmacies or an interview with Sharla Glass or Nicole Schneider please contact En-Vision America at 1-800-890-1180.