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Improving Health Literacy: Healthline Launches Drug Search


People searching online for health information are increasingly looking for information about medications, supplements and herbals. Some research indicates as much as 40% of online health related search by consumers is done to learn more about medications.

The shifting sands of medicine, pharmaceuticals and insurance are forcing consumers to be savvy, informed drivers of their own health care services. Understanding and complying with prescription medications is one point of care that consumers, physicians and pharmacists struggle with. Despite labeling, patient education in the provider's office and at the pharmacy - when it comes to drug usage - people still aren't getting it. Otherwise medication errors would not be such a huge problem resulting in hospital admissions and deaths. No matter what the literacy level or education level - understanding prescription medications and how and when to take them - is something we all struggle with.

Healthline Networks has launched a beautiful suite of products to address this gap in health literacy - Drug Search. Developed by a pharmacist, physician and other smart, caring people dedicated to consumer health, Healthline's Drug Search features an exclusive blend of expert pharmaceutical content with information on medicinal herbs, supplements and all possible interactions - including with foods.
Take some time this weekend to explore Drug Search for the medications, supplements and herbals you and your loved ones are taking. It is our sincere hope that you learn a lot. Here's to your health and improving YOUR health literacy.

Thank you Cerner Multum for use of image of Dilacor.
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