Prescription Drug Labeling for Individuals Who are Blind or Visually Impaired (podcast)

GAO Podcast IconAbout 7.4 million Americans are blind or visually impaired, and they may have trouble reading the labels on prescription drug containers. Accessible labels—including audible, Braille, and large-print labels—can help. In 2013 the government developed best practices for accessible labels, and conducted outreach to pharmacies about them.

A team led by John Dicken, a director in our Health Care team, recently looked at the extent to which pharmacies have implemented these best practices. Hear what they found:

 

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