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Hy-Vee Offers Talking Prescription Labels for Visually Impaired Patients




CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - For those who are visually impaired, have dyslexia, or don’t read English proficiently, reading the tiny label on a prescription bottle can be difficult.


But Hy-Vee pharmacies offer a program to help those who need help reading their medications.


”The labels are geared toward providing positive health outcomes,” said Katie Morio, Wilson Ave. Hy-Vee Pharmacy Manager.


Through En-Vision’s ScripTalk program, Hy-Vee Pharmacy patients can have their medication information read directly to them.


”Hy-Vee is able to program and place a small electronic tag on the prescription package. Typically on the bottom of the bottle. And then the patient can take that bottle and place it on the En-Vision readers,” said Morio.


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