Received an email this morning touting the benefits of a â€œnew productâ€ from Medscape called Medscape Reference. Medscape Reference offers several databases including one for drugs and diseases. In addition thereâ€™s a drug interaction checker to boot. I took the interaction checker for a test drive by putting in amiodarone, warfarin and TMP/SMX. As predicted several serious interactions were found. So on the surface it works.
Iâ€™ve used Medscape for years. In fact, it was one of the first online reference sources that I signed up for when I became a pharmacist back in 1997. Unlike today, online information was hard to come by back then.
I like the way Medscape has always tailored their content by specialty, i.e. I have my set to Pharmacist so I get mostly information that applies to my profession.
I only spent a little time with Medscape Reference this morning, but it has a nice layout with a good amount of information. Enjoy.