American Council of the Blind applauds ScripTalk Talking Label pilot at Wegmans

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Council of the Blind (ACB) announced that the ScripTalk Talking Prescription Label pilot program is now being impletemented at Wegmans Food Markets. Wegmans is offering the ScripTalk system that allows blind or low vision patients the ability to audibly hear important prescription label information, ensuring their medication independence and safety. The chain will offer the service across five of its New York locations.

“At Wegmans, we are committed to providing incredible customer service to all our shoppers,” said Linda Lovejoy, community relations manager for Wegmans, in a statement released by the grocery store chain. To provide ScripTalk labels, the Wegmans pharmacy places a special RFID label on the bottom of a patient’s prescription bottle. The patient then places the bottle onto a small, battery-operated device called a ScripTalk Station, which is provided at no charge. The ScripTalk Station reads the prescription information out loud to the patient, including prescription number, drug name, dosage, instructions, warnings and more. Patients can also access the talking prescription labels by using the free Android or iOS apps.

“The American Council of the Blind is excited about the rollout of the pilot program at Wegmans,” said Dan Spoone, interim executive director of the American Council of the Blind. “We appreciate the impact ScripTalk has on ensuring pharmacy patient safety and independence for people who are blind and have low vision.”

The five Wegmans New York locations offering this service are in Fayetteville, Rochester, Buffalo, Depew, and Jamestown.


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