2004N-0221 - Medicare Modernization Act Section 107(f) - Study on Making Prescription Pharmaceutical Information Accessible for Blind and Visually-Impaired Individuals; Establishement of Docket
FDA Comment Number : EC7
Submitter : Mr. Milt Taylor Date & Time: 06/18/2004 04:06:25
Organization : National Federation of the Blind
Consumer Group
Category :
Issue Areas/Comments
B. Information About the Use of Prescription Medication Information By People Who Are Blind or Visually-Impaired
1. How do people who are blind and visually-impaired currently get their prescription drug information?
I get my presciptions either at the local pharmacy or through the mail.
3. How can essential drug information be effectively communicated to people who are blind or visually impaired?
Need to have information about the perscription in accessable format such as braille, large print, CD, floppy disk, casset tape, etc.
2. What aspects of visual impairment are important to addressing the issue of access to prescription drug information?
Need to have information about the perscription in accessable format such as braille, large print, CD, floppy disk, etc.
4c. What types of medication errors are most common among people who are blind or visually impaired?
Not having the directions on how to take the medication and dosage casuing unwanted side effect.
4b. With visual impairment?
Same as 4a.
4a. Are there data associating medication errors with blindness?
Yes. By not having the presciption in an accessable format a blind person may mistaking take the incorrect medication of not take the medication as prescibe by the physician.