HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Home Access Health
Corporation executives today applauded the Federal Trade Commission's
Operation Cure-All to combat deceptive health claims on the Internet.
"The Internet puts a world of information at a person's fingertips," said
Richard A. Quattrocchi, president of Home Access Health. "But anyone looking
for information online must beware that there are unscrupulous organizations
and individuals who use the Internet to rip people off."
Home Access Health is the only company providing FDA-approved, at-home
telemedicine testing and counseling services for individuals wanting to know
their HIV and HCV status. Home Access Health is a leading provider of
clinical research, project management and medical call center services to
pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic companies and government agencies. For
more information call 1-888-888-HEPC or visit www.homeaccess.com .
Home Access received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to
market its at-home Hepatitis C Check Test Service in April and its Home Access
Express for HIV-1 testing and counseling in July of 1996.
Both test services provide people with the ability to learn if they have
been exposed to the HCV and HIV viruses quickly and confidentially. Using a
safety lancet, individuals draw a few drops of blood from a fingertip and
place them a special piece of paper. The sample is sent to a certified
laboratory where technicians, using the same tests employed by physicians and
hospitals, determine if the sample contains HCV or HIV antibodies. Before
submitting their sample, individuals call a toll-free number to register their
test and receive a personal identification number. After 10 days, they can
call a toll-free number, enter their PIN and learn the results of their test.
Healthcare counseling and referrals to medical professionals are available 24
hours a day, except holidays.
SOURCE Home Access Health Corporation