YouScript and PDX Join Together to Reduce Adverse Drug Events by Bringing Precision Medicine to Community Pharmacies

Frequency of drug and gene interactions

By providing PDX’s vast network of retail pharmacists the capability to integrate YouScript into their Care Rx® workflow, we are ensuring that the medications they dispense are the safest and most effective choices the current evidence allows for.

YouScript and PDX announce today an agreement to deliver integrated YouScript® precision prescribing clinical decision support to all PDX pharmacy software users that opt in. Pharmacists will now be able to advise patients when they have a high risk of gene-based adverse drug events, and work with their providers to order testing and optimize drug and dose selection based on each patient’s unique DNA and all medications, herbals, and OTCs they are taking.

Each year, adverse drug events (ADEs) claim over 100,000 lives and cause over 700,000 emergency department visits; most are caused by medications prescribed according to guidelines.(1) Some of this occurs because typical drug interaction software is only capable of detecting binary drug-drug interactions; but overlooks gene-based interactions and interactions caused by combinations of three or more drugs or genes that represent over 50% of significant interactions.

Utilizing a proprietary Risk Analysis dashboard, pharmacists are alerted as to which patients are most vulnerable to significant medication problems so they can make proactive decisions in coordination with physicians and the patient. The one-time test cost paid by the patient includes one year of access to YouScript alerts on any new prescriptions to be sure they are not a mismatch with the patient’s genes or other medications. After one year, either the pharmacy or patient can extend alerts depending on how the PDX pharmacy has chosen to participate.

Recent studies(2) showed that using YouScript reduces re-hospitalizations and emergency room visits by 52% and 42%, respectively. With over 14,000 curated references and product inserts, YouScript acts like a team of clinical pharmacists delivering real-time, evidence based guidance.

“By providing PDX’s vast network of retail pharmacists the capability to integrate YouScript into their Care Rx® workflow, we are ensuring that the medications they dispense…

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