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RXNT’s e-prescribing and electronic health record systems will incorporate taste options recommended by FlavoRx for liquid medications given to children in order to promote medication adherence, the two companies said.
In a recently announced deal, the companies said they would make enhancing the taste of medicine a seamless option for pediatric prescriptions and their patients. Prescribers can use RXNT’s software to designate a child’s preferred medication flavor directly on the electronic prescription, sending it to the pharmacy and facilitating the custom-flavoring process. Studies have indicated that bad-tasting medications can be a barrier to adherence among children.
“Pediatricians, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants know first-hand the importance of taste when it comes to pediatric adherence,” FlavoRx CEO Stuart Amos said. “The FlavoRx partnership with RXNT will go a long way toward improving adherence and outcomes for patients whose doctors, nurse practitioners or physician’s assistants use the RXNT e-prescribing or RXNT electronic health record systems.”