(PRWEB) July 31, 2006
A new website has been launched that allows patients to view ratings provided by other users for any medication or condition.
Patients using MedRater.com can give separate star ratings to drugs based on their side effects as well as their benefits. These ratings are displayed as an average when a user searches for a condition or a medication.
Boasting an easy-to-use interface and a fast search, MedRater.com aims to become a leading reference site for people who are about to start new treatments or those looking to move to a different drug for an existing condition.
Speaking about the new site, Emma Davies says, “In a world where patients are taking an increasing role in the management of their condition MedRater.com gives them more information about the real-world use of a particular drug. Whilst this is no substitute for medical advice, it is a powerful adjunct that means patients can view a wider range of opinions than just those of their own medical practitioner.”
Patients can also keep abreast of the latest ratings with an RSS feed and a monthly newsletter. Future plans include greater search sophistication and additional user community features.