If you’re worried about your doctor, you’ve probably used Norco Medical.
It’s a mobile app that allows you to quickly access all the relevant information about all the different medications your doctor is prescribing, including which drugs are likely to cause side effects and what kind of side effects you’re likely to experience.
But now, a new study shows that while it’s still important to stay up-to-date on what medications your doctors are prescribing, you may also want to look at how it might affect you, according to the researchers behind the study.
While Norco Med doesn’t allow you to look up specific medications or medications by name, the app allows you search by name for all the medications you may need, according the researchers, who presented their findings at the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.
The researchers say their study, which they’ve dubbed the “Norco Medicine Effect,” is one of the first to document a trend of medical providers using Norco as a primary health-care tool in the United States.
In other words, doctors are using it to give patients more information about medications they may need and to get them more information to make better decisions.
“In the past, we’ve seen this idea that if you have a lot of medicine in your medicine cabinet, then you’ll be less likely to need a doctor’s note, which can actually be a real concern,” said Dr. Thomas M. Loh, professor of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and co-author of the study, in a press release.
“However, in this case, we found that even though there is a lot in the medicine cabinet for most patients, there is also a lot that we can do with our health care providers, and we can learn from their practices.”
In addition to offering all the necessary information, the researchers say Norco is also an excellent way to gauge the efficacy of a particular drug by asking doctors to compare how well they’re treating a particular patient.
“We’ve seen the emergence of a number of new medicines over the past year,” said Loh.
“So, we thought we’d look at the most popular and the most effective medicines that are being used in the U.S. today.”
According to the study authors, the trend has been particularly pronounced in the past few years.
In 2016, doctors prescribed more than 5.5 billion doses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including NSAIDs, in the US, compared to just 4.9 billion prescriptions for the same drugs in 2016, according for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In addition, in 2017, more than a quarter of all prescriptions for anti-anxiety medication were written by physicians, according researchers.
While the study found the use of Norco has risen steadily since 2010, it also found that doctors and their patients are using Norcoms as a tool to help them make better health-related decisions.
In the study’s summary, the authors wrote that the study showed that Norco’s ease of use and affordability have “great potential for the adoption of a new, comprehensive, electronic medicine management system.”
“The potential for this system is profound and will significantly improve patients’ quality of life, reduce the burden on providers, decrease patient-provider conflict, and promote a more efficient health-system.”
The researchers suggest that Norcom will be a great addition to healthcare providers’ toolkit, but it won’t replace their primary care physicians, as Norco focuses on managing patients’ health and wellness rather than prescribing specific medications.
Norco Medical was founded in 2012 by the two founders of the online pharmacy pharmacy Zantac.
Its CEO, Eric Loh and Dr. Robert Loh are co-founders of Norcom, a subsidiary of the company.
The study is available at the following links: NorcoMed PDF.