Ever squinted to read the directions on a medicine bottle but couldn’t make out the small print?
California lawmakers have the prescription to solve that problem.
The state Senate has approved legislation requiring pharmacists to print specific, important information on prescription labels in at least 12-point type.
The bill was the idea of Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay), who cited a survey by the state Board of Pharmacy that found 60% of people want larger or bolder print on prescription labels.
“SB 205 assists patients to better read the labels on their prescription bottles, since they contain critical information that can keep them safe and potentially save their lives,” Corbett said in a statement.