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MedVantx MedStart™ Solves Problem Highlighted in Study Published in Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - Expired Medications in Physician Office Sample Closets
Date:6/15/2012

SAN DIEGO, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MedVantx, Inc., the company that created the first ever controlled access to generic samples in US physician offices, today highlighted it's MedStart cabinet as a solution to the problem highlighted in a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.  In the study, researchers reported that physician offices often lack the controls and tools to appropriately manage pharmaceutical samples onsite, including tracking lot number and expiration, as well as the ability to identify historical sampled patient data in the event of manufacturer product recalls.  Nearly 30% of the drug packages in one of the clinics evaluated in the study were expired.

MedVantx provides a first-of-its-kind capability for controlled access and tracking of sample medications, including generics, in US physician offices with its proprietary automated ATM-like cabinet, MedStart™.  The MedStart™ cabinet automates the traditional pharmaceutical sampling process for physicians and the MedStart Patient Profile Link™ interface captures physician sampling data in the patients' health plan electronic medical record.  Through MedStart, doctors can provide patients with generic, brand and OTC samples covering the majority of common acute and chronic conditions while the patient is in the office.  The cabinet's bar code technology automatically captures medication lot number, expiration date information and provides a web-based patient specific registry of individual physician sampling history that can be used by physicians and health systems in the event of a medication recall. 

"As the prescribing process becomes more and more technologically advanced, it's amazing that the majority of physicians' offices and health systems lack automated sample management tools and are still tracking the sample medication use process with paper, pen and clip boards," said Nico
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