Legal Obligation

OK guys, so another rant on its way! I went to collect a prescription from Boot’s the Chemist yesterday. I was kept waiting for it for a few minutes as their printer wasn’t working so they couldn’t label the box for me. I suggested that the label really wasn’t necessary as I can’t see to read it. The lady serving me said that they couldn’t let me have the prescription without the label as they were legally obliged to label everything.

That’s fine, I have no problem with that, and I didn’t have a problem with being required to wait. What I do have a problem with however, is the fact that these legalities exist, but that there is no legal obligation to provide this information in a format which can be read by the consumer, in my case Braille.

Why is it illegal to provide unlabelled drugs to one group of consumers but perfectly legal, in effect to do it to another group?

Obviously I didn’t take that up with the lady in Boot’s yesterday, but it is something I’m quite keen to pursue.

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About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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