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Epocrates On iPhone 3G Allows Drug Lookup

Health care professional and doctors now can use their iPhones to lookup for drugs and see why or how a particular drug is prescribed. The drug view list (probably available in your 3G iPhone too) will populate around 3,300 most commonly prescribed drugs and give instant information about them.

The program will show the drug usage, dosing information directly on your iPhone screen. One in four doctors in USA use Epocrates products.

FDA Requests Boxed Warnings On Older Class Of Antipsychotic Drugs

FDAAA to require manufacturers of "conventional" antipsychotic drugs to make safety-related changes to prescribing information, or labeling, to warn about an increased risk of death associated with the off-label use of these drugs to treat behavioral problems in older people with dementia.

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