You state that this is a common experience for consumers, and was discussed at a national consumer symposium last year. You report that particular groups affected included the elderly, vision-impaired, those for whom English is a second language, and people with low literacy levels.

Other members seem interested in the symposium, and you are asked if there had been any discussion on strategies to address this issue. You list some of the ideas that had been suggested. 

Janet asks if you can prepare a written briefing for the Committee. You hesitate - you aren't sure it is within the scope of your role on the Committee to prepare written briefings; nor do you think it is appropriate to do so without checking with the Consumer Coalition. You remember that the symposium produced a report that would contain this information; and the Consumer Coalition also has a Position Statement which includes information on labelling of medications.