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Clinical content from UW School of Pharmacy’s Drug Interaction Database to be integrated into Teva’s DDI+ platform to help improve health care delivery The University of Washington (UW) announced today an exclusive partnership that will allow the university's unique, comprehensive and high-quality pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic Drug Interaction Database (DIDB) clinical content to be integrated into the DDI+ platform. DDI+ is a cloud-based platform that complements electronic health records systems to help avoid adverse drug reactions. DDI+ was developed through Teva and is deployed by Mediseen, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teva. Pharmaceutical companies and drug developers have been able to subscribe to the UW DIDB for many years. The DIDB is unique as it integrates highly detailed information regarding the experimental conditions and results of drug interaction, pharmacogenetic, and organ impairment studies from peer-reviewed journal articles and FDA New Drug Application Reviews. Later in 2016, clinicians will have access to important pharmacokinetic, safety and efficacy information for their patients within DDI+. The platform’s extensive clinical content will pull from the DIDB and synchronize with data extracted from other leading databases, providing health care providers with information to help them detect, prioritize and solve adverse drug reactions quickly. Consideration can be given to multiple data points including the individual patient’s vital signs, preexisting health issues, available genetic markers and more against known drug-drug interactions and other drug precautions. Adverse drug reactions exert a huge impact on patients' health and on health costs and are among the top 10 causes of mortality in the US, more than car accidents, alcohol-induced fatalities and homicide. Each year, about 100,000 patients die and between 6 to 10% of hospitalizations are due to this phenomenon in the U.S. alone. “Adverse drug reactions are preventable, but personalized prescription is complex and requires a strong understanding of the various physiological processes involved,” notes...

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