Tarascon Publishing‘s new version of Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia is getting more media coverage. This unique source of portable reference materials is available in both handheld computer and pocketbook format. The Pocket Pharmacopoeia is very popular among “residents, interns, and medical students” as well as pharmacists and nurses.
Physician Orientation – Unlike other drug references, entries in the Pocket Pharmacopoeia are written the way physicians think. We present the information doctors care about in the order they need it, and omit less relevant elements. We list dosing indications in order of typical frequency of use, with a rich diversity of common non-FDA approved (ie, “off-label”) applications rarely found in other works. Having an editorial staff primarily composed of physicians permits us to keep content in clinical perspective, prioritize information for readers, and present information in “doctor-talk”. Most drug references contain unnecessary biochemical jargon.
Unexcelled Accuracy & Quality – Our staff are meticulous in their writing and review, and all content is proofread multiple times by multiple individuals before entering the Pocket Pharmacopoeia. We carefully follow all current drug information sources and literature to keep the work completely up-to-date.
Expert Editorial Staff – Drug information in the Pocket Pharmacopoeia is written by a panel of drug information experts and peer-reviewed by practicing clinicians representing all major medical specialties. Most of our staff are highly regarded academicians well known in their area of specialty.
Features of the PDA versions of the Pocket Pharmacopoeia:
Multiple platforms – Both Palm and Pocket PC versions.
Deluxe content – Contains the expanded drug information from the print Deluxe edition.
Drug interactions – Includes a fully integrated tool for checking multiple drug interactions, with interactions data from the experts at The Medical Letter?.
Continuous updates – Users can effortlessly obtain continuously updated drug information each time they synchronize their PDA while internet-connected.
Extended memory cards – Can be conveniently loaded onto most extended memory cards to preserve core memory.
Pricing information – Both convenient relative pricing codes ($ to $$$$$) and exact prices directly from www.drugstore.com.
Complete customer privacy – Unlike other medical software, the Pocket Pharmacopoeia does not collect personal customer information and track their product use with the intent of selling such information to third parties. We are not such “spyware” (see http://www.spychecker.com/spyware.html).
Reference tables – Contains 47 invaluable reference tables from the print edition.
Dynamic medical formula calculators – Contains 9 dynamic medical formula calculators.
Canadian entries – Contains unique Canadian drugs and trade names.
Pediatric dosing – Contains extensive pediatric dosing, including a rich array of off-label indications.
Reputable software – Developed by USBMIS, Inc, creators of the acclaimed PDA versions of The Sanford Guide®.
(hat tip: The Palmdoc Chronicles)