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Drug Interaction Tool Offered Free in Response to Increasing At-Home Deaths From Medication Errors
Date:3/3/2009

564 Percent Increase in At-Home Medication Fatalities Cited

LOS ANGELES, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MMR Information Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FVRL), which through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (collectively, "MMR") provides consumer-controlled Personal Health Records ("PHRs") (www.mymedicalrecords.com) and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions (www.myesafedepositbox.com), announced that it is making its comprehensive Prescription Drug Database available for free at the MyMedicalRecords PHR site. Using the Cerner Multum(R) Drug Content Database, licensed to MMR from Cerner Corp. (Nasdaq: CERN), visitors can immediately check for potential adverse interactions across multiple prescription and over-the-counter drugs in a single step. The customized database includes detailed information on more than 20,000 drugs, with potential adverse reactions across all of them. The service is available at www.mymedicalrecords.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world on any Internet-connected device.

Last year's tragic death of Heath Ledger was widely cited in connection with the release of a study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine that found a 564 percent increase in at-home medication fatalities using prescription and over-the-counter drugs compared to 5 percent in the clinical setting. (The Institutes of Medicine has separately reported that over 1.5 million preventable drug-related injuries occur each year in hospital and clinical settings.) The 28-year-old actor, who was awarded the Oscar(R) for Supporting Actor for his role as the Joker in the "Dark Knight," died from an accidental prescription-drug overdose in his New York City apartment.

"As a company whose primary business is offering a low cost, easy-to-use Personal Health Record, we believe it is important to make tools available for consumers to educate themselves about the potential dangers of the prescription drugs they take in the ordinary course of their life," said Robert H. Lorsch, Chairman and CEO of MMR Information Systems, Inc. "Knowledge about what is in your medicine cabinet may be just as important as keeping family members, and particularly children, away from the neighborhood drug dealer."

According to David P. Phillips of the University of California at San Diego, the cited study's principal author, "The amount of medical supervision is going down and the amount of responsibility put on the patient's shoulders is going up."

The Prescription Drug Database tool lets visitors to www.mymedicalrecords.com learn important information about the drugs they take and adverse interactions, including with food. MyMedicalRecords PHR account-holders are also able to maintain an ongoing database of prescription and over-the-counter medications taken by up to 10 family members (including pets) in a secure online account.

About MMR Information Systems, Inc.

MMR Information Systems, Inc. (formerly Favrille, Inc.), through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. (collectively, "MMR"), provides secure and easy-to-use Web-based storage solutions, serving consumers, healthcare professionals, employers, insurance companies, unions and professional organizations. Seeking to empower consumers to have greater control over their health and well-being, MMR facilitates access to medical records and other important documents, such as living wills, birth certificates, passports, advance directives and insurance policies, anytime from anywhere using the Internet. MMR's principal product, the MyMedicalRecords PHR service, accessed through www.mymedicalrecords.com, is built on proprietary patent-pending technology that enables users to transmit documents, images and voicemail messages in and out of the MyMedicalRecords PHR system using a variety of methods, including fax, phone, and file upload without relying on any specific electronic medical record platform to populate a user's account. Users and medical providers can fax paper records (such as laboratory tests, radiology reports and physician's notes), or scanned images can be uploaded, into a secured personal account, which the user can access and organize as necessary, including filing particularly sensitive documents in virtual lockboxes protected by secondary passwords, and designating certain records as accessible to medical personnel and first responders by way of a separate Emergency Login. MMR also offers its MyEsafeDepositBox service, available at www.myesafedepositbox.com, which is designed to provide secure online storage for vital financial, legal and insurance documents in addition to medical records using the same patent-pending technologies that drive the MyMedicalRecords PHR service. In its final stages of development, MMR's MyMedicalRecords Pro service is designed to give physician's offices a cost-effective solution to the expensive and time-consuming problem of digitizing paper-based medical records. MMR clients include AFL-CIO, Alexian Brothers Hospital Network, Coverdell, MedicAlert, Midwest Research Institute, Qvisory, XN Financial and others. MMR is also one of the integrated service providers that launched on Google Health. Additional information regarding MMR's business and its products, including trial accounts, is available at www.mymedicalrecords.com and www.mmrinformationsystems.com. Information on MMR's Websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release.


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