Despite all of the health benefits prescription drugs have offered, there is also a dark side. The misuse of prescription drugs causes widespread health problems globally with negative impacts including long term addiction, overdoses and death.
Historically, information has been collected from medical practitioners and pharmacists following a prescription being issued and dispensed. Some health regulators are able to compile this information and flag cases where controlled drugs should not have been prescribed – but this is often weeks or months following the event, which can be too late to provide intervention.
We have developed a solution which provides a new level of real-time information to health professionals and health regulators, which empowers them to intervene at the time a drug is prescribed or dispensed.
Mortality rates and negative health impacts associated with prescription drugs misuse in areas we have deployed this system have decreased significantly.