What You Should Know:
– CVS Pharmacy today introduced Spoken Rx, its proprietary audio prescription label solution developed in collaboration with the American Council for the Blind, now available in all of its nearly 10,000 locations nationwide.
CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is now offering Spoken Rx™, its proprietary audio prescription label solution, in all its nearly 10,000 pharmacy locations nationwide, including more than 1,700 CVS Pharmacy locations within Target. Developed in collaboration with the American Council of the Blind, Spoken Rx is the first in-app prescription reader to be developed by a national retail pharmacy and can read important prescription information out loud, including patient name, medication name, dosage, directions and pharmacy information in either English or Spanish.
Patients who enroll will have a special RFID sticker affixed to their prescription bottles, which can be scanned using Spoken Rx. It’s free to sign up over the phone or in-store, where a pharmacist can help ensure their smartphone is set up properly and can address any questions. Spoken Rx adds to the existing braille, audio, and large-print accessible prescription label options already available through cvs.com. It is one of the latest features integrated into the CVS App, which makes it easy for patients to stay connected to health resources, refill prescriptions, and make appointments for health services such as vaccinations and testing.
Developed in collaboration with the American Council of the Blind, Spoken Rx launched in 1,700 stores in 2020 and is now available chainwide. “This is a positive step that offers same-day, access for prescriptions filled in CVS stores. Spoken Rx allows for a greater level of privacy, safety, and independence for blind and visually impaired customers,” said Eric Bridges, Executive Director for the American Council of the Blind.