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Small type is unreadable

The font size on drug containers has become so small as to be unreadable, particularly for seniors. Am I the only one who simply cannot read the instructions? This is dangerous and can lead to overdosing and other consequences. It seems that big Pharma is in a race to see who can make the font size the smallest possible. Even when the instructions are printed separately, the font size is ridiculously small and illegible.

 

Referring to websites is not good enough for those who are not technology proficient, again particularly among seniors.  And we don't all carry magnifying glasses into the bathroom!

 

Is it time for legislation to ban any font size less than 8pts?

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A practical solution I found is to buy an old-fashioned, hand-held, magnifying glass and using it for this and other purposes at home.  There's lots to chose from at Amazon; search for "magnifying glasses."

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