Medical App Of The Week: Epocrates

The free version of Epocrates is considered by many to be an essential drug reference. Useful and easy-to-learn features like the pill identifier, several medical calculators, and drug interaction checker make Epocrates a favorite of clinicians and students alike.
Epocrates RX – Free Version – Key Features:
Drug Interactions – This features is one of the most popular offered by Epocrates and is a crucial tool used by health care providers at the point of care.  Very useful with geriatric patients who can be on multiple drug cocktails at one time.
Pill Identifier – Pill pictures: One of the coolest features offered by Epocrates.  This feature was getting huge amounts of hype when the first iPhone 2G was released.  My own peers in the medical field were contemplating getting an iPhone for this innovative feature alone – they didn’t – but that’s the type of excitement it generated.
Drug Info – Information on thousands of drugs.  This includes mechanism of action, pharmacology, drug pricing, ability to add custom notes, and all the other basic drug info you could possibly want.
MedMath – When the free version of Epocrates first rolled out this feature was lacking in functionality.  In comparison to other medical calculators this portion of the app does not contain the same volume of equations, however the equations it does have are more than satisfactory.
Source: iMedicalApps