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