The Act provides much needed information on prescription bottles, including proper dosage, name of the medication, and possible side effects, to be displayed in one of three ways: large print, braille, or assistive technology device. As this act is in the early stages, changes may be made to better affect these individuals, but for now a hopeful solution to an ever growing problem is probable.
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has been combating this problem for years, and is thrilled to see this issue find a solution. Mark Richert, Director of Public Policy at the AFB, was quoted as saying, “For the more than 20 million Americans living with vision loss, being unable to read drug container labels and package inserts is a scary reality.” He went on to say that, “Through this new act, we are ushering in a new way organization’s label…The significance of this measure cannot be understated”.
For more information on the Act, go to: Gov News