Los Angeles, January 30, 2013 — Targeted Medical Pharma, Inc. (OTCQB: TRGM) (OTCBB: TRGM), a biotechnology company that develops and distributes prescription medical foods to physicians and pharmacies, today announced it has received an Issue Notification from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) regarding projected patent number 8370172, which relates to a system and method for submitting claims for a dispensed medication to a patient by point-of-care physicians. The USPTO indicated that it expects the patent will be issued on February 5th, 2013.
“The issuance of this patent further establishes our leadership position in the medical reimbursement arena at a time when electronic billing is growing among physicians in clinical practice,” said William Shell, M.D., co-inventor of the patent, CEO and chief scientific officer at Targeted Medical Pharma, Inc. “This patent provides point of care physicians with a powerful tool to bill for medications utilized within their practices.”
About Targeted Medical Pharma, Inc.
Targeted Medical Pharma, Inc. is a Los Angeles-based is a Los Angeles-based biotechnology company that develops prescription medical foods for the treatment of chronic disease, including pain syndromes, peripheral neuropathy, hypertension, obesity, sleep and cognitive disorders. The company manufactures ten proprietary prescription-only medical foods, as well as 48 convenience packed kits, which pair a medical food and branded or generic pharmaceutical. These prescription medical foods and therapeutic systems are sold to physicians and pharmacies in the U.S. and the Middle East through the company’s subsidiary, Physician Therapeutics. These proprietary medications represent a novel approach to the management of certain disease states, focusing on safety and efficacy without the deleterious side effects of traditional, high dose prescription drugs. Targeted Medical Pharma also provides diagnostic testing as well as billing and collection services on behalf of dispensing physicians.
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