Bill To Require Prescription Labeling for Non-English Speakers

Labels or instructions would have to be available in one of at least five other languages, upon a patient’s request. Those languages are Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Korean or Russian.

“We know from research that patients can often misunderstand the prescription medication information, and for limited English proficient patients, these misunderstandings can be much more severe and much more frustrating,” says Kimberly Chen of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, a supporter of the bill. Read more.

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