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Aisle7

November 07, 2013 09:00 ET

Aisle7 Introduces Drug-Nutrient Interactions Solution That Integrates With Pharmacy and Vitamin Retail Systems

A Powerful API and New Reporting Tools Make It Easy for Professionals and Patients to Make Decisions on Which Nutrients Are Harmful or Helpful With Their Prescriptions

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - Aisle7®, the worldwide leader in vitamin education programs for retail, today announced the launch of Healthnotes® Interactions Checker™, the company's next-generation solution to simplify the challenging task of deciding which nutrients positively or negatively interact with a prescription medicine. Over half of all Americans take some form of dietary supplement, and an estimated 40% of US adults take both drugs and nutrients as part of their health regimen. Of these, 60% aren't discussing possible interactions with their physician or pharmacist.

"Over the last several months, we've spoken with pharmacists, doctors and our retail partners who tell us they see both a customer service and an information gap in the current prescription information delivery systems," said Dr. Skye Lininger, CEO of Aisle7. "The Healthnotes Interactions Checker solves this problem by seamlessly integrating with our clients' environments -- whether pharmacy-management systems, e-commerce sites, mobile platforms, or health professional tools."

"Today's healthcare professionals are looking for the tools and resources they need to spend less time managing their business and more time caring for patients," explains Mandy Kraynik, Vice President of Integrative Therapeutics. "Partnering with Aisle7 to introduce an interactive drug-nutrient interaction checker allows us to provide value to our customers in meaningful ways outside of nutritional supplements. Making new, dynamic tools like this available to healthcare professionals exemplifies our commitment to the integrative medicine community."

The Healthnotes Interactions Checker has a simple but powerful interface: a person enters their current drugs and supplements into the list and the resulting report is easy-to-read and color-coded to clearly identify nutrients that have adverse or beneficial interactions with their medications. Reports can be printed or emailed to read later and share with a health professional.

Reports can also be automatically triggered as part of a prescription refill. The Healthnotes Interactions Checker accepts National Drug Codes (NDC) from external pharmacy systems to create customized reports. When a refill is requested, a report can be auto-generated and delivered directly to the patient's mobile phone. Or it can be made available at prescription pickup to discuss with their pharmacist, who can then highlight the nutrients to avoid due to safety concerns and which to add to support a medicine's effectiveness or reduce side effects.

The Healthnotes Interactions Checker is immediately available. For more information visit: http://aisle7.com/solutions/interactionschecker/

About Aisle7
Aisle7 helps people make healthy decisions on vitamins through an omnichannel marketing platform. With more than 15 years of experience delivering science-based retail education programs, Aisle7 is uniquely positioned to serve leading vitamin, food, drug, mass, and club retailers and manufacturers capitalize on the accelerating trends in natural wellness. Aisle7 products drive millions of shopper visits across thousands of retail locations, websites, and mobile devices worldwide. 

Visit www.aisle7.com for more information. Aisle7® and Aisle7 Online™, Aisle7 Instore™, Aisle7 Wellness Shops™, Aisle7 Vitamin Advisor™, and Aisle7 Content Explorer™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Aisle7.

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    Bill Schneider
    Director of Marketing
    Aisle7
    503.517.4519
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