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CVS Releases New “ScripTalk” Prescription Labels

March 2014 — CVS Pharmacy announced that customers can now receive ScripTalk talking prescription labels when ordering online at CVS.com.  ScripTalk is a free service which provides customers who are blind or have low vision with audible information about their prescription through the use of a ScripTalk reader provided by Envision America.  Of the new service Vice President of Programs and Policy at the American Federation of the Blind, Paul Schroeder, noted, “The lack of accessible labels on prescription drug containers puts people with vision loss at serious risk of medication mishaps. We applaud CVS pharmacy for taking steps to provide speech access to label information for customers with vision loss along with its willingness to evaluate methods to improve large print labels.”

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