SOURCE: ALR Technologies Inc.

October 05, 2005 07:00 ET

Neb Doctors LLC and ALR Technologies Sign Agreement to Provide Disease Management Home Monitoring Services to Respiratory Patients

WINSTON-SALEM, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 5, 2005 -- ALR Technologies Inc. (OTC BB: ALRT), headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, announces today that Neb Doctors LLC, a national pediatric respiratory disease management company based in Buford, GA, has signed an agreement commitment to provide the ALRT PC500 home monitoring system to selected patients. Patients will be selected based on need of monitoring for their compliance with treatments for severe asthma. The agreement includes commitment from Neb Doctors to provide the ALRT PC500 compliance product and monitoring system to selected patients through the hundreds of pediatric medical centers they provide services to. Neb Doctors will offer the service and benefits in the 32 states where they have dealer offices. If manufacturing timelines are met, product shipments are scheduled to begin in spring of 2006.

The ALR Tech PC500 reminder product helps people to be compliant with medication and treatment regimens and allows medical service providers to monitor the patient's compliance with these regimens. Identifying noncompliance allows for intervention when deemed necessary. If people are not compliant with disease treatments their health could deteriorate and result in hospitalization and added costs of care. ALR is the only provider of the nebulizer monitoring system which is scheduled to become commercially available in spring of 2006. This monitoring system will allow a medical clinic and physician to monitor a patient's use of the nebulizer. For millions of people in the US with severe asthma, a nebulizer is used to deliver the medication more effectively to the lungs and poor compliance with the use of nebulizers is recognized as a detriment to the health of the patient. The nebulizer monitoring system allows a medical professional to intervene when a patient is noncompliant and at risk and by studying the compliance data over time, a medical professional can better implement compliance behavior actions.

Steve Gavin, managing partner of Neb Doctors LLC, reports that the more severe the condition, the more essential it is to be compliant with the treatment. "Without compliance the patient does not receive the benefit of the medications and millions of people are noncompliant with the use of nebulized medication as well as other disease management activities. The ALRT system can allow patients to take better control of their disease management activities, as well as empower the physician to better understand if, when and how the patient is complying with some of those activities -- all of which are so important in helping to educate or to intervene. The ALRT monitoring system is a major step forward in disease management and we are pleased to be partnering with ALR Tech in bringing this important product and service to patients of the medical clinics we work with."

ALR Technologies, which specializes in health and disease management products and services, has designed and manufactures medication compliance products and compliance home-monitoring and intervention systems to meet the needs for several targeted user groups. Products are now in use by patients taking medications or treatments for conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, Parkinson, diabetes, organ transplant, depression, anxiety, asthma, glaucoma and more. More information on ALR Technologies and its products can be found at www.alrt.com.

Neb Doctors LLC has dealer centers in 32 states and serves more than 1,500 pediatric medical clinics. Neb Doctors is committed to one focus as a disease management company -- to provide the best in products and services to every pediatric clinic along with the training and education that is so vital to the health of each child. They provide a unique standard of care that emphasizes compliance which is a key element in managing a disease state such as asthma. More information on Neb Doctors LLC and its products can be found at www.nebdoctors.com.

This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" relating to ALR Tech's business, and these statements reflect the current views of ALR Tech with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. When used, the words "estimate," "expect," "anticipate," "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. There are many factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of ALR Tech and its products to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Further management discussions of risks and uncertainties can be found in the company's quarterly filings with the Securities Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • For additional information, please contact:

    For Neb Doctors LLC
    Steve Gavin
    866-449-4784
    email: Email Contact

    For ALR Technologies Inc.
    Stan Cruitt
    336-722-2254 Ext. 5
    email: Email Contact