“This announcement was paid for by Epocrates.”
Not many people are aware that over 50% of doctors in the United States carry a PDA (a Personal Digital Assistant). These are used by the doctors to help find information such as what drug dosage to issue a patient, what side effects a drug carries and other important information that helps both them and the patient without having the patient hanging around.
They get the information on their Personal Digital Assistant from something called the drug reference guide which is a piece of software that can be updated very easily. It is used by over 500,000 health care professionals in the US and can now be used on devices such as Blackberry, Palm, Pocket PC and even window mobile devices.
They are also currently working with Apple to try and create a version for the iPod Touch.