California law requires drug info in 6 languages

California has approved a new bill requiring pharmacists to provide drug labeling in 5 languages besides English, Kaiser Health News reports. If the bill is signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, beginning next year, pharmacists will be required to make the instructions available on the label or in handouts in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean or Tagalog. These are the most common languages in California after English, the report says. It would follow New York, which requires pharmacy chains with 8 or more stores to provide non-English drug info. Report

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