First DataBank database licensed to HealthGrades for ratings tool

6/6/2008

SAN BRUNO, Calif. The drug database company First DataBank has fully integrated its database into HealthGrades new prescription drug ratings tool for consumers, which became available last month.

The drug ratings tool covers more than four thousand prescription drugs incorporating information published by First DataBank including a drug’s profile and important safety information such as side effects, drug interactions and official warnings and alerts. Additionally, drug descriptive and pricing information is made available to the user.

“HealthGrades’ groundbreaking and important drug information tool will help consumers make informed decisions about prescription drugs and we are pleased to license our drug content for this important purpose,” said Don Nielsen, president, First DataBank. “As consumers have more reliable information about the medications that will be or are being prescribed for them, they will be better able to make more informed decisions and will be better prepared regarding the safe use of their medications,” he continued.

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