PHARMAZAM Frequently Asked Questions


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What is Pharmazam™?

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Pharmazam is a real-time personal healthcare system that includes an advanced genetic test that is physician ordered by our doctors. Pharmazam generates real-time patient specific reports focused on Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs), Drug to Gene, Drug to Illness, Drug to Allergy, Drug to Food, and Drug to Lifestyle issues. Pharmazam reports delivered to your phone prior to a physician prescribing medications can assist healthcare professionals in prescribing the absolute best medications for you.

 

PHARMA-ZAM
ZAM
noun \'zam\
Definition of ZAM

1 a means of fast accurate advanced testing:
B (1) : : a critical fast accurate detailed testing process, examination, observation, or evaluation : trial; specifically : the procedure of submitting a statement to such conditions or operations as will lead to its proof or disproof or to its acceptance or rejection (2) : a basis for detailed evaluation :

 

EXAMPLES OF ZAM

  1. Our Pharma-ZAM test will help successfully manage all of your medications.
  2. Taking a Sinu-ZAM test will help with prevention and treatment of Chronic Sinusitis.
  3. If you are losing your hair you should look into taking a Tricho-bio-ZAM test.

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Is Pharmazam a real healthcare company with real physicians?

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Yes. Pharmazam is a licensed non-diagnostic preventative healthcare company who has medical directors, physicians, licensed medical experts, and highly trained healthcare experts on staff. Pharmazam also has compiled an extremely talented medical and scientific advisory board consisting of leading medical and scientific industry experts as well as relationships with some of the leading genetic colleges.

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Can my physician or I speak to Pharmazam's physician?

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Yes. Contact Pharmazam to schedule a call with our physician.

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What platforms does Pharmazam run on?

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Pharmazam runs on Apple and Android operating systems as well as on the internet using our web application. The App can be downloaded in the App Store or at Google Play as well as by registering at pharmazam.com.

Q:

Who should use Pharmazam?

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If you are…

  • Taking more than one medication
  • Not responding to a medication
  • About to have surgery or have just had surgery
  • Having any strange or unknown side effects
  • Taking Cardiovascular, Pain, Anti-depressant or cancer medication
  • Known to have adverse drug reactions
  • Or simply concerned about medicinal errors

Pharmazam is designed to be used by any person at any age helping to eliminate medication issues and provide a higher quality of healthcare from birth to death.

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Is there an initial cost for Pharmazam?

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No. You can download the App or register online at Pharmazam.com for no initial fee and have the option to upgrade the app's features for a small fee. If you choose to add the PGx test there is a one-time investment of $499.00.

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Can I use Pharmazam to monitor other people?

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Yes. Pharmazam comes with built in family sharing that allows you to help monitor and manage anyone else’s medications once permission is provided.

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Does Pharmazam work on prescribed and over-the-counter medications?

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Yes. Pharmazam works on all prescribed medications and most over-the-counter medications.

Q:

How do I enter my medications into Pharmazam?

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You can choose your meds from our pre-populated list, by entering the NDC number, or by using the Pharmazam App’s barcode scanner to scan the medication’s barcode.

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Can I send my medication list to my physicians?

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Yes. You can easily email your medication list to all your physicians and it will include any known illnesses, allergies, known medication issues, and other personal healthcare issues that they should know about.

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How accurate are the Pharmazam reports?

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Pharmazam was created to provide the most accurate healthcare information available at that moment in real-time and based on your personal healthcare profile.

Pharmazam is integrated into some of the world’s leading healthcare databases which are updated weekly and include any new medications, new scientific information, any medication healthcare updates, and any new updates or changes on current medications. Pharmazam also has its own proprietary databases that provides PharmD recommendations, banned sports substances, medications that should not be taken prior to operating a plane.

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How does Pharmazam do it?

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Pharmazam was designed and developed by award winning leading industry experts who have designed and developed solutions for 37 of the fortune 50 companies. We are proven experts in application design and integration and we used that knowledge and our patent pending technology to tie into leading global healthcare databases in real-time which produce the most accurate up-to-date personalized medication reports available.

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Is Pharmazam patented?

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Pharmazam has several different Patents Pending, Trade Secretes, Proprietary Databases and other protected information.

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What is pharmacogenomics (PGx)?

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Pharmacogenomics is the study of how medications react to a person’s specific genetic makeup.

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What is PGx testing?

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Pharmacogenetics testing (PGx), also called DNA Drug Sensitivity Testing, is the testing of certain genes to determine how individuals are going to react to specific medications. The test results help to determine which medications will work, won’t work, and could possibly even kill you. It also helps to decrease the need for “trial and error” dosing and can reduce the risk of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs).

 

PGx testing provides predictive information about a patient’s ability to metabolize certain medications and what effect that medication has on a patient, enabling optimal medication choice and dosing. This can provide a unique and personalized treatment strategy, shorten the time needed to find an effective medication, and reduce risk for adverse drug reactions. With a simple buccal swab test from the inside of your cheek, we can determine your ability to metabolize certain drugs.

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How does the test work?

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The test is a non-invasive simple buccal swab taken from gently rubbing the inside of your mouth that can be taken at your physician’s office or at home using our FDA cleared collection device. Once the sample is collected it is shipped back in the postage paid package and then sent to the lab for genetic processing.

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Why should I be tested?

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To save money, increase your quality of health, and maybe even save your life.

 

Over 38% of all medications a person takes DO NOT work at all and over 260 people die each day from medication issues. Medication sensitivity testing is the cornerstone of personalized medicine. Determining how well you metabolize medication raises chances of a positive outcome and reduces possible adverse drug to drug interactions.

 

Personalized medicine conveys a blueprint to how your body’s unique molecular characteristics and distinctions allow it to process medication. Your physician will have the data necessary to custom tailor a medication management protocol whereby the current/future adjustments and medication alternatives best for you may be selected.

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Who should be tested?

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  1. Newborns and Elderly
  2. Anyone Using More Than One Medication
  3. Anyone Using More Than One Pharmacy
  4. Anyone Not Responding to Medications
  5. Anyone About to Have or Who Has Recently Had Surgery
  6. Anyone Taking Cardiovascular, Pain, Anti-depressant, or Other Medications Metabolized by the Liver
  7. Anyone Known to Have Experienced Adverse Drug Reactions
  8. Anyone to Have Known Allergies or a Family History of Allergies
  9. Anyone Concerned About Medicinal Errors
  10. Anyone Pregnant or Who Has Other Specific Lifestyle Issues
  11. Anyone Who Wants to Increase the Level of Their Overall Health

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How much does the test cost?

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The normal cost for PGx testing usually runs in the thousands and insurance rarely covers it making it out of reach for most people. The published cost for the PGx test through Pharmazam is $599.00 however we are offering an introduction price of only $499.00 and includes total medication management via our mobile app and web application.

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How will I get my results?

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After sending in your sample in our FDA cleared at home collection kit or one of our licensed medical professionals collects your sample your specimen will be sent to a CLIA certified lab and sent back to our medical department to review the results. If there are any critical issues, they will contact you and if not you will be sent an email with a code that you enter into your app and your results will automatically be linked to you personal healthcare record. This process usually takes between 4-6 weeks.

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Does Pharmazam work if I do not get the PGx test?

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Yes. All the other healthcare and medication management tools which include Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs), Drug to Illness, Drug to Allergy, Drug to Food, and Drug to Lifestyle issues will work upon setup without the genetic test. If there are any issues with your existing medications, you will be immediately alerted and can send a report directly to your doctor. The genetic test results can then be added at any time.

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Aren’t prescribed medications already safe and effective?

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Yes. All the other healthcare and medication management tools which include Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs), Drug to Illness, Drug to Allergy, Drug to Food, and Drug to Lifestyle issues will work upon setup without the genetic test. If there are any issues with your existing medications, you will be immediately alerted and can send a report directly to your doctor. The genetic test results can then be added at any time.

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What will the results tell me about my DNA?

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The pharmacogenomics (PGx) test results will help your physician to prescribe drugs that will provide the most benefit for you while reducing the risk of adverse drug reactions. Since these genes do not change, the test only needs to be performed once in your lifetime, although new genes and variants may become available as new information is acquired. You can send your physician your reports of any potential genetic anomalies so that your physician can decide to order additional testing if he feels it is necessary.

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How can Pharmazam save me time and money?

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By using information about your genetic makeup, doctors may be able to avoid the trial-and-error approach of giving you various drugs that are not likely to work for you until they find the right one. Using pharmacogenomics, the "best-fit" drug for you can be chosen from the beginning and helps to eliminate dangerous medication issues. Trial and error prescribing is not just an additional cost for medication but for additional physician visits, missed time at work, and all the other costs associated to the extension of your negative health issue. As Pharmazam relates to over the counter drugs, you just scan the barcode and it will tell you if it is a good match or not and then you can show the information to the pharmacist to help make sure you get the absolute best drug available.

Q:

Do I have to see a doctor to get tested?

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You do not need to see a doctor to order the test because one of our Pharmazam physicians will order it for you. We use the same CLIA certified and regulated labs as hospitals and physicians and when we get the results back your test results are reviewed by our medical staff prior to sending them to you.

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Should I continue to take my medications before testing?

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You should always take any medications that are prescribed by a doctor and never change a prescribed medication treatment without your physician’s approval.

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How secure is Pharmazam?

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Pharmazam is designed to be completely secure and confidential and is completely HIPAA compliant. All data transmitted to and from the server are encrypted using the most advanced security technology.

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Are the test results accurate?

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All testing is done on leading genetic equipment with a 99% accuracy rate by leading CLIA certified national laboratories that are fully accredited and licensed at the state and national level. This allows for the greatest accuracy within the parameters and limitations of current technology.

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Are the results confidential?

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Yes. We are a licensed medical company and respect your privacy and maintain strict confidentiality; our HIPAA compliant system helps to secure and establish the highest level of confidentially and security. Pharmazam gives you the power to organize and decide who you send your medication information to and who sees your reports. If you have a question you can contact someone in our medical department, and they will be happy to assist you.

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Will I be able to read and understand the results?

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Yes. All test results are provided in a simple, concise, report. However, all reports should be reviewed by your prescribing physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider prior to any medication changes.

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Will I be able to consult with a medical professional about the results?

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Yes. You or your physician may contact Pharmazam via email or by phone and speak with one of our licensed medical professionals or request to schedule a call with one of the Pharmazam physicians. Pharmazam is a licensed medical company however we do not prescribe medications, diagnose illnesses or diseases or treat any illness or disease. All of our services are designed to instantly provide the most accurate and up to date medication and healthcare information based on your personal healthcare file so that your healthcare provider can make the absolute best possible decision based on the most accurate information.

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Will a Doctor review my results?

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All tests are ordered by our physicians and results will be reviewed by Pharmazam’s licensed medical professionals. However, all results should also be reviewed by your prescribing doctor prior to any medication changes. In the event you have a question you can contact one of our medical professionals or even schedule a call with one of our physicians.

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When will I get my results?

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Because this is a very complex test you can expect your genetic results within 4-6 weeks. However you can go to one of the App stores and download the Pharmazam app today and load it with all of your personal health information and it will immeaditally start reporting on and drug to drug, drug to illness, drug to allergy, drug to food, and drug to lifestyle information. Then when your genetic test is done you can link it to your app and the drug to gene function will start to happen as well.

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How do I get started?

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Go to Pharmazam.com and order one of our FDA cleared collection kits and then download the App and set it up. You can also request additional information from our website by calling 888.972.9331 to speak with one of our Pharmazam healthcare experts.

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What happens to my genetic data after the test is complete?

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We sent you a link to connect all medically accurate and proven healthcare information to your app. Since we collect so much genetic healthcare data only 12% of it is currently medically relevant however as medical science evolves and new discoveries are made the new information will automatically be added to your app which means that your app will continue to become more personalized and powerful as time goes on.

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What happens if new medical information is uncovered or new medications are released?

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If a new healthcare procedure or medication is approved that would be a better fit for you based on your personalized healthcare record you will receive a notice that you can review with your healthcare provider.

Q:

Can I have my reports sent directly to my doctor?

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Pharmazam provides a convenient and easy to use system allowing you to access your reports on our mobile application or secure website allowing you to easily show or email your physician a detailed specific medication report.

Q:

Is my order refundable?

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All orders are non-refundable.

Q:

Why are the tests offered here so much lower in price than at the actual laboratory or doctor’s office?

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We are a high-volume testing provider so we have the ability to offer these tests at a much lower price to the general public.

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Will insurance cover the cost?

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Pharmazam is CASH pay (or self-pay) only and we do not accept any form of insurance however some insurance companies might apply the cost to your deductible or reimburse you for the cost.

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What about my privacy?

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The privacy of all patients is protected under United States HIPAA laws. Federal law prohibits the release of patient records to unauthorized entities or individuals. In 2008, President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) that protects Americans against discrimination based on their genetic information when it comes to health insurance and employment.

Q:

How do I know if you received my kit after I sent it back to you?

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The Pharmazam team will follow up with an email or call.

Q:

How much storage do I need on my phone to download the App?

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Depending on your operating system, the App takes up less than 25 MB on your phone or tablet.

Q:

Do you have solutions for larger organizations?

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Yes. We offer several different types of enterprise wide solutions, contact Pharmazam to learn more.



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