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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

le Cardosa, MedVantx Vice President of Physician Sales.  "The fact that in this day and age, medication samples are given to patients without any integration into their online medical record is really one of the last open quality issues in the medication use process.  Physicians, health systems and payors now have the opportunity to use MedVantx patient specific sample medication data to increase patient adherence, reduce gaps in care and enhance safety."

As reported in the May-June issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, researchers took inventories of the drug sample closets at 10 primary care clinics in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Of the 12,581 sample boxes or packages examined, 14% were expired. (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22570403/).

About MedVantx, Inc.

MedVantx is an innovative consumer medication management and delivery company committed to streamlining access, reducing costs and providing highly relevant information to benefit patients, physicians, health plans, employers and manufacturers.  The MedVantx platform is a fully automated / integrated point of care to consumer home delivery channel focused on increasing the quality and cost effectiveness of the last non-managed pharmaceutical channel - the physician's office sample closet.  The Company's consumer medication management platform includes free initial prescription and over-the-counter medication therapy at the point of care; a consumer helpline providing drug information, adherence management and reimbursement assistance; and convenient consumer home delivery through its mail order pharmacy. MedVantx has served over 3.5 million consumers through an integrated network including health plans, manufacturers and more than 3,500 prescribers.  For additional information about MedVantx visit www.medvantx.com.

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