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Drugs.com Launches Professional Healthcare Information Resource in Anticipation of 3G iPhone

Thursday, June 5, 2008 General News J E 4
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NEW YORK, June 4 Drugs.com, the leading online resourcefor clinical drug and related health information, announced today the launchof its professional edition for the iPhone.

This new mobile edition of Drugs.com provides physicians and healthcareprofessionals with a free drug information service for easy access tomedication summaries, dosing information, warnings and built-in druginteractions for all medications commonly used in the U.S. With this tool,physicians and healthcare professionals can protect patients and increasetheir productivity by being able to quickly find the answers they need to makeinformed decisions. Unlike installed applications, the Drugs.com mobileedition offers information that is updated in real-time.

The Drugs.com iPhone edition can be accessed by any person with an iPhonewho is a registered member of Drugs.com and is looking for accurate, in-depthmedicine and health information, at any time and anywhere there is WiFi ornetwork access. The launch of Drugs.com's iPhone edition is especially timelyas the world anticipates the unveiling of the 3G iPhone, which will combine abest-in-class mobile browser with the fast online access provided by a 3Gconnection.

"With an estimated 100,000 deaths annually due to adverse drug events,there is an increasing demand for drug-information tools that can assisthealthcare professionals in making more informed clinical decisions and toachieve better patient outcomes," said Philip Thornton, CEO, Pharmacist andfounder of Drugs.com. "It's a powerful resource to enhance patient care andassure that medications, their side effects, potential interactions with otherdrugs or foods and contraindications with other conditions do not gounnoticed."

This comprehensive service acts as a one-stop drug reference with notablefeatures such as predictive search capabilities, up-to-date medicationsummaries, dosage information, and an intuitive, fully featured interactionschecker.

Physicians and healthcare professionals can register for the mobileDrugs.com professional edition on their iPhone by visitinghttp://www.drugs.com/iphone/.

About Drugs.com

The Drugs.com Web site is published by the Drugsite Trust, a privatelyheld trust operated by a dedicated team of pharmacists and medical writers.Drugs.com is the largest and most comprehensive drug information resource onthe web with over 3.5 million unique visitors per month (ComScore, April 08).Providing free, independent, peer-reviewed, objective and up-to-date druginformation at both consumer and professional levels, Drugs.com empowerspatients and caregivers to take charge of their health and be more informedthan ever before.Press Contact: Weber Shandwick Jay Kolbe 212-445-8215 jkolbe@webershandwick.com

SOURCE Drugs.com
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