|By PR Newswire||
|March 4, 2014 06:00 AM EST||
AUSTIN, Texas, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RxWiki, Inc. announced today the launch of AskRx version 1.0, enabling patients to ask Digital Pharmacists™ health and medication questions. AskRx delivers a superior patient experience by answering questions in-context with pharmacist approved health news and medication information. AskRx is a free 24/7 service accessible from websites, mobile apps and from over 1,000 pharmacy social media channels, such as Facebook and Google Plus.
"In a recent study, over 60% of patient questions involved Rx or OTC medicines; another 10% targeted herbal products or dietary supplements. Patients are most interested in drug efficacy, safety, and drug interactions," said Donald Hackett, CEO at RxWiki, Inc. "AskRx is a unique patient resource since it integrates pharmacist answers with RxWiki's crowd-sourced medication encyclopedia, dailyRx News videos and related clinical trial information."
"AskRx 1.0 connects patients with RxWiki's network of Digital Pharmacists. Each answer receives two layers of clinical pharmacist review, and the answering pharmacist is identified for full transparency," stated Eric Ho, VP Information Products. "Pharmacists are amongst the most accessible and trusted health-care experts. It only makes sense that pharmacists seize their place as the online experts of health and medication answers."
"We're excited to see a patient education resource like AskRx finally come to life," said Jenna Klempay, Pharm.D of Professional Pharmacy. "We answer countless patient questions everyday related to inaccurate information found online. I'm glad RxWiki can serve both as a trusted resource for information and an easy way for me to improve patient outcomes by answering patient questions," Klempay continued.
About RxWiki, Inc.
RxWiki, Inc. is a digital media company empowering "Pre-Refill-Patients" to better communicate with pharmacists, gain insights from trusted information, and reduce medication expenses. RxWiki.com publishes the only pharmacist-edited medication encyclopedia with video integration and social media sharing. The RxWiki Digital Pharmacist™ solution suite enables independent pharmacies to synchronize patient education across mobile apps, social media and web applications. RxWiki's RxExchange platform enables patients to complete pharmacy transactions from mobile apps.
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