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Oregon to Require Talking Prescription Readers for Blind Pharmacy Patients

Oregon has passed new legislation to require pharmacies to provide prescription readers for patients who are blind, visually impaired or print impaired. The State Senate approved House Bill 2935 on June 6, 2019.

The legislation will now go back to the State House of Representatives for agreement on some minor amendments made in the Senate. The amendments are expected to be approved.

Once approved, it will then go to the governor to sign into law.

“They [talking prescription readers] should be made available to those who would benefit from them. Providing this level of clarity and understanding will help a portion of our population better manage their own health and it will save lives,” said Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson (D-Gresham), who sponsored the bill on the Senate floor.

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