Denver, Colo., Sept. 30, 2020 — TRC® Healthcare (Therapeutic Research Center or TRC®), a leading provider of medication advisory and learning solutions and the author of Pharmacist’s Letter, has partnered with vital.ly, an Australian-based provider of independent education and high-quality complementary medicines, to allow vital.ly’s network of complementary health practitioners access to TRC’s Natural Medicines database of pharmaceutical and dietary supplement information.
With this partnership, healthcare members with a vital.ly pro membership have exclusive direct access to Natural Medicines’ robust repository of evidence-based information on supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies, as well as professional monographs and a drug-supplement interaction tool.
“The integration of Natural Medicines directly onto our platform is essential to our practitioners,” said Bill Palmer, Chief Executive Officer at vital.ly. “Our healthcare members value having more than 1,400 professional monographs at their fingertips. When a practitioner recommends a supplement, Natural Medicines checks — based on clinical studies — that the suggestion won’t adversely interact with any pharmaceuticals that the patient is taking, thereby reducing risk.”
“Updated daily, Natural Medicines is the only database that includes the actual label information of nearly all vitamins and supplements sold in the U.S. Clinicians can be confident they’re accessing most authoritative resource available for dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies,” said Wes Crews, Chief Executive Officer at TRC Healthcare.
The Natural Medicines database also includes interactive resources with information on safety, effectiveness, and interactions, including “checker” tools to help identify:
- Potential sources of adverse events
- Nutrient depletions that can result from certain over-the-counter meds
- Potential supplement-drug interactions
- Effectiveness of natural medicines for certain conditions and diseases
- Pregnancy and lactation considerations for certain vitamins, minerals, herbs, supplements, and alternative therapies