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Drug Safety Experts Call for Increased Patient Involvement
Date:11/27/2007

World's first personalized electronic drug recall notice -- creating a new paradigm for the 21st century

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National drug safety experts, including representatives from the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI) and the Critical Path Institute (CPI), will gather at the National Press Club and call for an improved approach to providing consumers with real time and individualized information about the risks and benefits of drugs on the market.

Raising issues and looking at solutions available to people today, the panel will investigate the role of patient-centric drug safety; the role of patients in managing their medicines; new efforts to reduce the risk associated with prescription drugs; and new tools available to patients and physicians that empower them to have current, personalized information.

With nearly half of all Americans taking a prescription drug and one in six taking three or more, the opportunity for improved health and safer, more effective prescribing is significant.

In addressing this growing problem, drug safety experts will urge people to take a more active role in understanding the risks and benefits of their medicines through real time updates -- something that headline news or research cannot provide today. Journalists and representatives from patient advocacy groups will have the opportunity to have dialogue with the experts on critical and timely issues.

First direct-to-patient medication recall a major milestone in patient safety

In a world-first for patient safety, iGuard.org -- a new, free medication safety information service--recently sent the first personalized electronic nationwide recall alert to patients who take gabapentin. The recall, voluntarily initiated by Ranbaxy Laboratories, affects more than 73 million tablets worldwide. More than 400 iGuard registrants take gabapentin and received the alerts.

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