Advocacy group to sue pharmacies over lack of translators

NEW YORK An advocacy group for immigrants will take action against pharmacies that it accuses of failing to provide translations for medications to customers who don’t speak English, the group announced Wednesday.

The action by Make the Road New York comes on the one-year anniversary of a complaint that it filed with state Attorney General Mario Cuomo. That complaint targeted 16 pharmacies, though the number has doubled since then, according to NY1 News.

The group also announced the release of a report, titled “Bad Medicine,” which would include 35 testimonies that it says show “how the lack of translated labels and interpretation services impairs access to healthcare and puts people in danger.”

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