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Drugs.com Unveils the Next Generation Medication Safety Tool to Help Consumers Avoid Dangerous Drug Interactions
Date:11/24/2008

Award-winning MedNotes offers personalized medication profiles, drug interaction and warning alerts via Drugs.com and Google Health

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Drugs.com, the leading online resource for information about prescription medication and related health issues, today announced the launch of a new online tool that will revolutionize the way consumers can monitor and manage their own medications, to ultimately help reduce dangerous side effects and avoid unwanted drug interactions. MedNotes, a free, online personal medication record system, allows consumers to create individual medication lists for themselves and family members and receive relevant and breaking news, alerts and warnings about their medications and health conditions. MedNotes can also be used to create printable personal health and medication records. Accessible directly at www.drugs.com/mednotes, MedNotes is linked into Google Health's online health records system as a personalized drug safety management tool.

Today, many Americans take several prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications and supplements. Often people are not aware of potentially serious drug interactions or side effects to these drugs. In fact, the incidence of serious drug reactions is increasing, according to a recent analysis of adverse drug events reported to the Food and Drug Administration. The analysis, conducted by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, showed that the FDA received reports of nearly 21,000 serious problems, including deaths, associated with medications in the first three months of 2008.

"Moms are often the chief health officer and advocate for their children, spouse and elderly parents, so it's critical for them to stay informed about their families' medications. But the reality is it's hard to keep up with new drug safety information coming out ne
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