WellPoint Rolls Out Plans for Rx Drug Surveillance System

WellPoint announced plans today to work with FDA and launch one of the first real-time medication surveillance systems, the Wall Street Journal reports. With 35 million members, WellPoint is the largest insurer by membership in the U.S.

Under the system, WellPoint will scan medical claims and medication use data for more than half of its members in hopes of identifying possible safety issues with specific treatments or combinations of treatments.

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