For Immediate Release

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En-Vision America Introduces the ScripTalk Talking Prescription System

Normal, IL (March 20, 2001) – En-Vision America has officially introduced it’s ScripTalk System at the American Pharmaceutical Association’s 148th Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco.

The ScripTalk Talking Prescription Label System has been developed to enhance the medication safety of the 90 million Americans who have difficulty reading or understanding the instructions and warnings that appear on their prescription labels. The ScripTalk Talking Label has a microchip embedded in the label that is automatically printed and programmed by a special ScripTalk Printer linked to the Pharmacy’s computer system. At home, the patient uses a handheld ScripTalk Reader, which is capable of reading the prescription information stored on the microchip. The patient simply holds the prescription container within one inch of the device and the ScripTalk reader speaks pertinent prescription information such as: patient’s name, drug name and strength, directions for use, along with special warnings.

The ScripTalk system is a cost effective solution that can be implemented into the regular workflow of a pharmacy so as not to increase the labor burden on the already busy Pharmacy staff. The company is currently engaged in dialogue with several significant Prescription providers who wish to make this service available to their patients. The product is currently available in English and Spanish and the company plans to have sixteen additional languages available soon.

“We’ve had a tremendously positive response from the pharmacy industry to the ScripTalk technology.” said Pete Klein, R.Ph., VP of Business Development at En-Vision America. “Ensuring the safe use of prescription medications for the visually impaired, elderly, and cognitively disabled population has always been a significant concern for Pharmacists. We are in the process of developing strategic alliances with Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Drug Wholesalers, and Pharmacy Technology vendors who could rapidly advance the success of this valuable technology.”

The official ScripTalk Launch comes on the heels of a successful clinical trial with the Veterans Administration. The VA is currently evaluating strategies of incorporating the technology into their pharmacy delivery system and providing the readers to qualified Veterans.

About En-Vision America and ScripTalk: Located in Normal, IL, En-Vision America has been developing products for the visually impaired and seniors since 1995. In addition to the ScripTalk product, the privately held company markets “i.d. mate OMNI”, a talking bar code identification system. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.envisionamerica.com.

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