Publisher of Physicians' Desk Reference Releases First Consumer Guide, Allowing Patients to 'Know What Their Doctor Knows' About Prescriptions

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 General News J E 4
PDR Consumer Guide to Prescription Drugs Marks Debut of Consumer-Focused Imprint for Venerable Publisher

MONTVALE, N.J., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PDR Network today announced the launch of the PDR Consumer Book imprint and its first title, PDR Consumer Guide to Prescription Drugs - a new consumer-focused publication providing critical prescription drug information in an easy-to-understand, reader-friendly format. This new title details key aspects of FDA-approved prescription drug information allowing consumers to "know what their doctor knows" about their medications, providing the tools they need to take a more active role in their health.

The PDR Consumer Guide to Prescription Drugs includes the most relevant information on top prescription drugs, including dosages, side effects, interactions and more. The Guide also includes a foreword by New York Times' best-selling author and respected medical expert, Dr. Dean Ornish, Founder and President of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. This trade paperback edition is a new release from the publishers of the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDRŽ) - the most highly trusted drug information reference available, relied on by healthcare professionals for more than 65 years.

"We are very excited to launch this new imprint and new title for those consumers who take an active interest in all aspects of their health," said Andrew Gelman, Senior Vice President, PDR Network. "This Guide allows consumers to better understand the medications they are taking, empowering them to partner with their physicians to optimize their well-being."

The PDR Consumer Guide to Prescription Drugs will be available for purchase in bookstores, through online retailers, and the recently re-launched, PDR's consumer drug information portal, which is part of the healthcare information network. This book offers the latest in consumer drug information products from PDR Network, the respected leader in drug label information with more than 50 million reference editions currently in print and actively used in libraries, research centers, medical offices, hospitals and other facilities.

Visit to learn more about the PDR Consumer Guide to Prescription Drugs, or visit for information about other PDR Network products.

About PDR Network

PDR Network, LLC is the leading distributor of FDA-approved drug labeling information and product safety Alerts, including the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDRŽ) - the most trusted drug information reference available, distributed to nearly 500,000 U.S. physicians and pharmacists and used by prescribers over 70 million times a year. PDR Network provides innovative products and services to deliver industry-leading content across channels, including, mobilePDRŽ, PDRŽ3D™ and directly through electronic health record platforms.

PDR Network is the industry's #1 source of trusted and reliable drug information for prescribers by pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, physicians and other healthcare professionals, the government and electronic health record developers. For more information, visit

Press Contacts

Thomas Eck PDR Network (201) 358-7424

Karen MazzottaMazzotta Public Relations(631)

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