En Español Know Your Rights
Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Health Justice & Access
Type: Press Advisory

Building on Attorney General Cuomo’s Landmark Settlement Agreements with Seven of the State’s Largest Pharmacy Chains to Ensure Pharmacy Translation and Interpretation Services and Patient Safety



PRESS ADVISORY from Make the Road New York

For Immediate Release:
May 1, 2009

CONTACT:  Theo Oshiro, 718-418-7690 x 218
                or (347) 806-0125 (English and Spanish)
                Andrew Friedman, (718) 418-7690 x206
                or (718) 809-7158 (English and Spanish)

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BUILDING ON ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO’S LANDMARK SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS WITH SEVEN OF THE
STATE’S LARGEST PHARMACY CHAINS TO ENSURE
PHARMACY TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION
SERVICES AND PATIENT SAFETY

NY
CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER A BILL TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD FOR ALL CITY
PHARMACY CHAINS AND TO GUARANTEE EQUAL ACCESS AND PATIENT SAFETY AT
PHARMACIES THROUGHOUT THE CITY

Local
legislation first of its kind in the country; guarantees interpreter
services and translated medication labels in New York City pharmacies.
 

Multilingual medication labels to improve health access and safety for millions of New Yorkers


WHAT:
Press conference promoting new local legislation to improve access to

pharmacies for 2 million limited English proficient New Yorkers. Then a Public Hearing in Council Chambers.

WHEN:      Monday, May 4 at Noon, Hearing at 1pm

WHERE:      City Council Steps, Hearing in Council Chambers

WHO:Members and staff of Make the Road New York,

Attorneys from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest,
NYC Public Advocate and other City Council members 

*** PHOTO OPPORTUNITY ****
Interviews with community members and limited English proficient pharmacy customers available on request

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