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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 a
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