Sensitive drug distribution system and method

CAFC
  • US 8,731,963 B1
  • Filed: 08/22/2012
  • Issued: 05/20/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/17/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A computer-implemented system for treatment of a narcoleptic patient with a prescription drug that has a potential for misuse, abuse or diversion, comprising:

  • one or more computer memories for storing a single computer database having a database schema that contains and interrelates prescription fields, patient fields, and prescriber fields;

    said prescription fields, contained within the database schema, storing prescriptions for the prescription drug with the potential for abuse, misuse or diversion, wherein the prescription drug is sold or distributed by a company that obtained approval for distribution of the prescription drug;

    said patient fields, contained within the database schema, storing information sufficient to identify the narcoleptic patient for whom the company'"'"'s prescription drug is prescribed;

    said prescriber fields, contained within the database schema, storing information sufficient to identify a physician or other prescriber of the company'"'"'s prescription drug and information to show that the physician or other prescriber is authorized to prescribe the company'"'"'s prescription drug;

    a data processor configured to;

    process a database query that operates over all data related to the prescription fields, prescriber fields, and patient fields for the prescription drug; and

    reconcile inventory of the prescription drug before the shipments for a day or other time period are sent by using said database query to identify information in the prescription fields and patient fields;

    wherein the data processor is configured to process a second database query that identifies that the narcoleptic patient is a cash payer and a physician that is interrelated with the narcoleptic patient through the schema of the single computer database;

    said identifying that the narcoleptic patient is a cash payer by said second database query being an indicator of a potential misuse, abuse or diversion by the narcoleptic patient and being used to notify the physician that is interrelated with the narcoleptic patient through the schema of the single computer database.

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