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Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Health Justice & Access
Type: Press Advisory

Landmark City Council bill to guarantee equal access to pharmacies for limited English proficient New Yorkers


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


legislation builds on a recent settlement between the NYS Attorney General and
the Rite Aid and CVS pharmacy chains in which both stores agree to provide
comprehensive language services for customers throughout NY State.  The legislation would expand the obligation
to provide interpretation and translation services to all pharmacies.


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


WHAT:       Press conference announcing new local legislation to improve

                   access to pharmacies for
limited English proficient New Yorkers.


WHEN:        Tuesday, December 9 at 10:30am. 


WHERE:       City Council Steps.


        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