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Veriscrip and DAMMAD Team Up to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse in New Hampshire
Date:10/6/2009

LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Veriscrip, the nation's first real-time Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), and a subsidiary of VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: VHGI) has announced that it is working with Dads and Mad Moms Against Drug Dealers (DAMMAD) a national non-profit organization. DAMMAD's mission is to provide resources for law enforcement in the form of a tip hotline and networking to combat the proliferation of drug dealers in the community by developing a real-time prescription drug monitoring program in the state of New Hampshire.

According to Steven Steiner, DAMMAD Founder and President, "The only true solution to this growing problem of prescription drug abuse in our country is to have real-time data available to stop the fraud before it actually occurs. All the systems I have reviewed to date use information that is sometimes weeks to a month old." Steiner, who lost his son in 2001 to a prescription drug overdose, began DAMMAD to create a platform for parents to share their experiences, as well as to educate them on the early signs that their own children could be at risk.

Robert Tapales, VHGI Executive Vice President and Veriscrip GM, was quoted as saying, "We are very excited to be working with DAMMAD in supporting a real-time prescription drug monitoring program in New Hampshire." Tapales continues, "They have proven themselves to be a true advocate for the community in preventing the spread of prescription drugs being available from our street corners. Veriscrip will provide the key technological piece to assist in these efforts."

What DAMMAD is doing

  • Promoting the establishment of legislation in NH for Real-time RX monitoring
  • Seeking technology advocates such as the use of Veriscrip as the solution to stopping or significantly limiting prescription drug fraud
  • Contacted nearly every member of the NH House and Senate to introduce the Veriscrip (Real-time solution)
  • Already has two proposed pieces of legislation with sponsors

What Veriscrip is doing

  • Helping to author the real-time legislation
  • Will assist in securing grants for implementation so cost is null for the state
  • Will provide a license of the Veriscrip solution to DAMMAD

Some general statistics - as of July, 2009 - there are 40 states with legislation for PDMP and 32 operational programs. Of which, NONE are real-time monitoring and reporting.

About VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc.

VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc. is committed to being the leader in the development and distribution of next generation solutions that connect healthcare providers to the rest of their community securely and efficiently. VirtualHealth's foundation is based on years of experience in providing highly sophisticated technology solutions to its existing medical customers and has branched out to include the pharmaceutical industry, as well as State and Federal Regulatory Agencies. VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, with offices in Texas, Georgia and Florida. For more information, visit www.virtualhealthtechnologies.com

About DAMMAD

Dads and Mad Moms Against Drug dealers (DAMMAD) - DAMMAD is a grassroots anti-drug organization committed to helping in the fight against the drug problem in communities, workplaces and schools. Web site: www.dammad.org

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current expectations regarding future events. While these statements reflect the Company's best current judgment, they are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ significantly from projected results due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to assumptions, beliefs and opinions relating to the business and growth strategy of VirtualHealth Technologies, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Verified Prescription Safeguards, Inc., VPS Holding, LLC, Secure eHealth, L.L.C., Medical Office Software, Inc. and implementation thereof, based upon the Company's interpretation and analysis of financial and market conditions, the decisions of businesses with whom the Company is either engaged in business with or negotiating, healthcare industry trends and management's ability to successfully finance, develop, market, sell and implement its e-commerce and internet solutions, clinical and financial e-transaction services and software applications to physicians, pharmacies, governmental agencies, laboratories, insurance companies, HMOs, and payers. These factors and other risk factors are more fully discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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