September 19, 2014

Audio Prescription Devices from Walgreens and CVS Pharmacies

In June 2014, Walgreens launched a program that offers talking prescription devices for customers with visual impairments. It is called the Talking Pill Reminder. The device attaches to prescription containers and will be provided free of charge with prescription medications that Walgreens dispenses to its pharmacy customers who are blind or who have visual impairments. The Talking Pill Reminder can be recorded to speak the information on the customer’s prescription medication label, and also has an audible alarm to remind patients when to take a medication. Ask your Walgreens pharmacist for more information about the Talking Pill Reminder and other services they may offer their customers with limited vision.

In March 2014, CVS began offering ScripTalk talking prescription labels for prescriptions ordered for home delivery through its online pharmacy. The ScripTalk labels are free to pharmacy customers who are blind or visually impaired. Customers can also obtain a free ScripTalk reader from Envision America that will enable them to listen to the information on the ScripTalk label. Contact your CVS pharmacist for more information about ScripTalk.

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