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Database Verifies On-Line Rx Drugs to Foil Fraud

Magazine article Drug Topics

Database Verifies On-Line Rx Drugs to Foil Fraud

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Pharmacists and physicians willing to pay a fee can tap into nevoca. com, an Internet based prescription-- verification system designed to cut down on telephone tag and Rx fraud.

Operating on-line in real time, nevoca.com creates a patient Rx history that's input by the physician at one end and accessed by the R.Ph. at the other. Each Rx is assigned a unique identification number that can be accessed only by prescribers and R.Ph.s who belong to the service, said Larry Denny, president. He emphasized that the access-code and password-protected system is for healthcare professionals, not consumers.

When a physician inputs information about a patient's Rx, it's stored in nevoca.com's database. Using a Web browser, the pharmacist types in the verification number written on the paper Rx presented by the patient. The screen displays the same Rx information input at the prescriber's end. The system eliminates confusion about look-alike or sound-alike drug names and cuts down on the telephone tag that just ups the R.Ph.'s stress level, Denny said. He added, "I've read that pharmacies make 23 phone calls to doctors each day. We can save those clarification calls. …

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