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UrgentRx® Launches Innovative Line of Portable Life-Saving Medications Across Iowa
Date:4/11/2011

rch has proven heart attack victims are far more likely to survive if they have fast and easy access to aspirin in the event of a heart attack.

"Studies show that a heart attack victim is 23 percent more likely to survive by taking aspirin immediately at the first sign of symptoms," he said. "I have a personal interest in making the UrgentRx line of life-saving medications available across Iowa, and I look forward to working more closely with pharmacists, grocers and other retailers to make this product easily available to every consumer in my home state."

Aspirin's primary benefit during a heart attack is that it makes blood platelets less prone to clotting. Taking aspirin immediately at the onset of heart attack symptoms helps prevent the formation of additional blood clots which block blood flow through clogged arteries. Thus, further heart muscle damage may be prevented or delayed by taking aspirin, buying a heart attack victim critical time to get to a hospital for treatment by a doctor. Additionally, research shows that taking aspirin in powdered form is absorbed into the bloodstream approximately 2.5 times faster than swallowing an aspirin pill whole.  This is critical, as every second counts in the event of a heart attack.

"Taking aspirin at the first sign of a heart attack can mean the difference between life and death," said Dr. Barry Molk, cardiologist and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. "Starting today, UrgentRx makes it a little easier for Iowans across the state to protect themselves, their friends and their loved ones from dying of a heart attack."

About UrgentRx

UrgentRx provides over-the-counter medications in an innovative fast-acting powder format, available in convenient, single-dose, credit card-sized packets for easier portability and accessibility. Initially developed for heart attack victims, who are 23% more likely to survive by taking aspirin at
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