Posts Tagged ‘Talking prescription reader’

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Oregon to Require Talking Prescription Readers for Blind Pharmacy Patients

Monday, June 10th, 2019

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.

For full details, click here.

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ScripTalk Talking Prescription Labels Featured in Glaucoma Today

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Help for people who are blind, visually and print impaired.

Dr. Richard A. Lehrer writes about accessible prescription labels in his article, ‘Improving Patient Access To Medication’ featured in the November/December 2018 Glaucoma Today magazine. Read the article here.

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Medication Safety Awareness for the Blind MSAB Month is in Full Swing

Friday, October 19th, 2018

October is MSAB month! Hundreds of people across the US and Canada are participating in MSAB month, advocating for the safety of people who are blind, visually or print impaired by spreading the word about accessible prescription labels. Multiple blind organizations, support agencies, senior centers, and a multitude of groups including the Lions Clubs are holding events and activities to talk about and demonstrate ScripTalk talking labels, large print and Braille labels.

The latest MSAB news: The Lions Club of Troy, OH and the mayor of Troy have declared Oct. 10 as MSAB day!Troy OH Lions and Mayor declare MSAB day

Photo above shows Troy Mayor Michael Beamish presents Lions Club President Steve Kaplan, right, and Lions Club’s Campaign Chair Bob Medley, left, with the signed proclamation.

Read the Full article  

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN MSAB MONTH! Your advocacy helps save lives!

If you would like to participate, or would like more information, check out the MSAB PAGE

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Talking Prescriptions for People with Low Vision Now State Law in Nevada

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

ABC Channel 3 in Las Vegas covers the new law in Nevada mandating talking prescription readers. Read more 

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Nevada SB 131 Accessible Labels Bill Needs Final Push to Pass Assembly Vote

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

A final push is needed by Nevada citizens to help pass SB 131, a bill that would make accessible prescriptions widely available to blind, visually impaired and print impaired people. People who live in Nevada are being asked to call their legislators now. See message from Rick Kuhlmey, Nevada Council of the Blind: 

May 10, 2017

Hello dear fellow members of the Nevada Council of the Blind,

Thank you for all the wonderful work you did to help SB 131 move along through the Nevada Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services.  SB 131 was voted out of the Committee this afternoon during a ‘work session’ with a unanimous “Do Pass” recommendation to the Assembly as a whole.  The Bill now is waiting for the Assembly to vote on it.  

We need you to call and write them and ask them to please vote for SB 131.  

This time the way in which we can contact them will be different.    There are forty-two members of the Assembly.  It is not practical for you to write a letter or enter all their names and e-mail addresses into your communication devices to reach out to each of them individually.    

The best way for all of us to touch them now is to call.

When you call the operator will assist you by taking your message.  You can send the message to all the Assembly members at one time.

It is always a good idea to let the Assembly person in whose District you live know what you are interested in and how you want them to vote.  If you do not know who your Assembly Representative is the operator can assist you to find out when you call.  The operator can then transfer you to your Assemblypersons office to leave a message telling them you are their Constituent and ask for them to vote for SB 131.    

Please do this immediately as there could be a vote on the Assembly floor as soon as this Friday.  

The “Prescription Readers” are badly needed to enable those who cannot read the prescription labels to have the label read so they know which medication they are taking.  Most of us have heard how dangerous it is to take the wrong medications.  It is time to put a stop to putting the blind in the hospital or worse.  A simple “Prescription Reader” is all that is needed.  This Bill will take us one step closer to providing them.  

 
Here are the telephone numbers to call them to leave a message:
 GENERAL NUMBERS TO THE LEGISLATIVE BUILDING

   
From Northern Nevada 1-775-684-6800
1-775-684-6789
From Southern Nevada 1-702-486-2626
Toll Free 1-800-978-2878
1-800-995-9080
1-800-992-0973
Toll Free Fax 1-866-543-9941

 

 MAILING ADDRESS:

                                      (Legislators Name here)

Nevada Legislature

401 S. Carson Street

Carson City, NV 89701-4747
Thank you for your anticipated assistance.  Your voice is important.

Sincerely,

Rick Kuhlmey

 

 
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