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Talking Prescription Labels Expanding to Pharmacy Locations Nationwide

CVS Pharmacy’s in-app feature, which reads prescription labels aloud for customers who are visually impaired, is being made available to all of the company’s nearly 10,000 locations across the United States. The feature, called Spoken Rx, was developed in collaboration with the American Council of the Blind. Those enrolled in Spoken Rx can scan their prescription labels and have the information, including the name of the medication and instructions for its use, read out loud in English or Spanish. This innovation is free to users. For patients who do not have a smartphone, CVS can provide a standalone speaker. FierceHealthCare provides more details about how CVS expands ‘talking’ prescription labels to all locations to support visually impaired patients.