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Medication interaction self check
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:09 am 

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iGuard, a drug safety system that monitors patient medications for drug interactions, safety alerts and recalls.

iGuard offers consumers a simple, up-front value proposition to patients — “Do you wish to get personalized safety alerts and recalls on your medications?” — and a range of choices for user registration through pharmacies, hospitals, partner web sites and even, where necessary, paper based forms.”

Even more significant than’s user base is its contributions to improved health care since being launched in 2007:

Patients Taking The Lead

Founded in 2007 by Dr. Hugo Stephenson, a physician and internationally renowned drug safety expert, iGuard is a free, personal drug safety monitoring service that now provides 2 million consumers and caregivers with timely, personalized information about drug-drug interactions, drug-disease interactions, medication safety warnings, breaking safety news and medication recalls that may affect their health. (60% of people go online for health information). In return, patients provide feedback on their medications to help researchers learn how to treat diseases better and minimize medication side effects. In 2009 alone, iGuard users have contributed toward 92 medical research studies – helping to develop new drugs for such diseases as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and diabetes.

Interested in Participating?
Patients interested in helping medical research or staying up-to-date with the latest information on drug interactions, safety alerts and recalls should register with iGuard.

Researchers interested in working with patients to accelerate their own research can contact [email protected].

When you register with the service, you will receive an analysis of your current medications. This is a guide and of course always double check with your doctor, but it could lead to some helpful information if you are seeing more than one doctor too as that always seems to be an issue with coordination with prescriptions being issued by various specialists as well as a family doctor.

With all the medications and warnings coming out today and potential interactions, a little help and reading up can’t hurt. This is one more step making it easier to be the informed patient with the safety reports generated. MORE


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