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iGuard.org Alters the Face of E-Health: New Web Service Draws 10,000 New Patients Weekly
Date:4/30/2008

hosts of the award-winning health talk radio show, The People's Pharmacy(R), that airs weekly throughout the country. "The site is easy to use and it takes complex information and makes it available to consumers. The combination of patient feedback and side effect analysis is hard to find anywhere else."

Helping the Scientific Community

Feedback obtained from the website extends beyond the patient to the scientific community. Rather than accept advertising or sell data, iGuard.org generates revenue by conducting surveys among the iGuard.org membership. Pooled results from these surveys allow companies to learn about improving drug research and development, as well as patient attitudes towards drugs already on the market. Patients must first consent to participate in a survey and are compensated for their time. "We feel very strongly that connecting real patients in the real world with drug researchers will allow us to learn about medicines much faster," stated Dr. Stephenson. "And in the end, isn't that what we all want?"

About iGuard.org

iGuard.org, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is a free and secure source of information for registered users who want to get informed, stay informed and share feedback about their medications. It offers balanced and timely content to help patients manage their healthcare for themselves or loved ones. Registration is free online at iGuard.org.

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