DrugTopics.com, Hot Off The Press - April 7, 2003
Nearly 10% of children are given prescription medication incorrectly, according to a recent survey of 592 people who speak English as a second language. Parents who don't fully understand the instructions because of translation difficulties are responsible for giving these children medicines incorrectly, according to the survey, conducted by TransPerfect Translations. The survey also found that 33% of the overall respondents said they have left their doctor's office without being clear about their medications because of a language barrier.
With revenue of over $250 million, TransPerfect is the largest privately held language services provider in the world. From offices in 66 cities on 5 continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in over 100 languages to multinationals worldwide. With a global network of over 4,000 linguists and subject-area specialists, TransPerfect is the largest translation company to be fully ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038:2006 certified. TransPerfect is headquartered in New York and has regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at www.transperfect.com.