Specialty labeling for the prescription, bag, signature log and patient information may be useful and necessary in a community charity pharmacy.
- Features for multiple languages. The ideal patient label system uses numerals rather than alpha characters (2 instead of two) as these are usually more legible across languages. Written patient education information also available in multiple languages. See Pharmacy Translations.
- Pictograms for patients who do not read and to enhance understanding across languages. See Illiteracy, Pharmacy Translations, and Appendices\Transitional Care\Pictograms.
- Pricing of “0” for medication dispensed at no charge to patient.
- Alerts for information needed prior to dispensing including renewal of eligibility, missing documentation, and special patient counselling.