Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Epocarates Online

With one-third of U.S. adults taking at least five medications or supplements every day, patients often struggle when asked to list their medications. Many patients also have questions about new prescriptions after leaving the doctor’s office. In addition, Physicians don’t often have discussions with their patients about drug costs because the information is not readily available. However, the high costs of drugs are often linked to patient non-compliance.

Founded in 1998, Epocrates is enhancing its free web-based drug and formulary reference guide with patient education materials and additional clinical tools. Through Epocarates Online, Clinicians have immediate unlimited access to continually updated, peer-reviewed information on over 3,300 drugs, including Effexor. The website provides dosing, interactions, reactions, and View health insurance formulary information for hundreds of health plans. Therefore, Clinicians can use Epocrates Online to help patients resolve whatever concerns or questions they have about medications. Healthcare editors and publishers are encouraged to try Epocrates Online and contact them at 650-227-6907 or for more information.

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