Drug reference apps have become a go-to resource for healthcare professionals, with 46% of smartphone-using physicians accessing them at least once per week and 26% daily. It is vital that the information accessed is accurate. To ensure this, PDR received an upgrade this summer and has launched the new mobilePDR, which helps providers make informed, patient-centric decisions.
Gain Easy Access to Vital Information
The new mobilePDR provides fast, one-tap access to powerful drug reference tools where you can search by brand, generic, or pharmacological class name. Plus, you can personalize the experience by saving searches for frequently prescribed drugs or access recent searches with a single tap. Redesigned with the healthcare professional in mind, the new mobilePDR provides quick, easy access to the drug information you need, whether you are on the clock, on call, or on vacation.
Leverage the side-by-side drug comparison tool to make efficient and informed prescribing decisions, swiping left-right to quickly compare different drugs’ key characteristics, including dosing, indications, and side effects. The ability to save comparisons helps you build quick-reference drug lists that can be accessed repeatedly.
Quickly Identify Interactions and Unlabeled Pills
The app also features a color-coded drug interaction checker that immediately indicates the severity of interactions detected and provides detailed explanations for prescriber consideration. Another new feature of the updated mobilePDR is a drug identification tool that helps to quickly identify unlabeled pills, capsules, and tablets. Users simply input pill attributes such as imprint code, shape, color, or size and the app will provide a list of all matching drugs. Users can then visually confirm the correct drug with full-color photos within the app.
An Advanced Tool from a Trusted Source
PDR has been trusted by generations of healthcare providers to deliver innovative health knowledge products and services to support prescribing decisions. The new mobilePDR is no different. It puts critical drug information at your fingertips, when and where you need it, at no cost.
To download the app, please visit the Apple® App Store℠ or Google Play™ store. The app is 100% free for all US healthcare professionals (registration required).
Salvatore Volpe, MD, FAAP, FACP, CHCQM
Chief Medical Officer
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