Walmart, Sam’s Club expand En-Vision America’s ScripTalk labels

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Walmart, Sam’s Club expand En-Vision America’s ScripTalk labels

By Sandra Levy - 07/19/2019
Walmart and Sam’s Club are enhancing their commitment to accessibility and medication safety for their blind, visually impaired and print-impaired pharmacy patients by providing En-Vision America’s ScripTalk audible prescription labels at more of their pharmacies.

“The ScripTalk system is important to providing convenient and safe healthcare for our customers,” JoAnn Stevens, the Walmart senior director of health & wellness compliance, said. “We are proud this technology is available at Walmart and Sam’s Club locations across the nation, and we look forward to adding more locations as patients ask for this free service at their local Walmart or Sam’s Club pharmacy. This service is free and available at all U.S. locations upon request.”

Since 2012, Walmart and Sam’s Club have equipped almost 1,200 of their pharmacies to provide ScripTalk audible prescription labels at a patient’s request. More than 750 pharmacies have been equipped in
the past three years with about 25 additional Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies set up to provide ScripTalk labels each month.

“The American Council of the Blind is excited Walmart and Sam’s Club are showing their dedication to the safety and accessibility for the visually impaired through ScripTalk availability, setting an important standard inaccessibility in healthcare. Our relationship with Walmart has flourished over the years, and we look forward to continued growth,” Eric Bridges, the executive director of the America Council of the Blind said.

Walmart and Sam’s Club equips a pharmacy to provide ScripTalk upon a single patient’s request for audible prescription labels. Once a pharmacy is equipped, usually within seven to 10 days, the pharmacy provides ScripTalk labels to patients requesting them at no charge.

To provide ScripTalk labels to their patients, the pharmacy places a RFID label on the bottom of a patient’s prescription bottle. The patient then places the bottle on a small, battery-operated device called a ScripTalk Station, which is provided at no charge to the patient. The ScripTalk Station reads the prescription information out loud to the patient, including patient name, prescription number, drug name, dosage, use instructions, warnings, educational leaflets, and pharmacy information.