Medscape application now available for the Kindle Fire

I’m sure by now everyone has heard of the Kindle Fire. If not just know that it is the 7-inch color media device from Amazon based on the Android operating system. The device has been uber popular to this point. It’s difficult to tell how popular exactly, but one thing is for sure, you know a device has gained some ground by the applications that get developed for it.

Case in point is an email I received this morning letting me know that the Medscape app is available for the Kindle Fire from the Amazon Appstore. I have the Medscape app for Android on my Nexus. I use it on occasion and consider it a secondary reference, but hey it’s free and it has some good information in it.

From the Amazon Appstore website:

Product Features
Access Medscape’s extensive database of medical information (the largest available)
Gain information about more than 8,000 drugs, 4,000 diseases and conditions, thousands of clinical images and procedure videos, drug interaction checker tools, daily medical news, and more
Access the clinical reference database and drug interaction checker anywhere without an Internet connection (Requires full installation of clinical reference database on device)
Receive daily medical news and critical alerts in 34 specialty areas
Check medications for drug interactions and complications, up to 30 at a time
Product Description
Medscape from WebMD ( is the leading medical resource most used by physicians, medical students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals for clinical information. this mobile app is used by over one million healthcare professionals.

Save medical news articles and read offline. No Internet connection is required. Access prescribing and safety information for more than 8,000 brand and generic drugs, OTC drugs, and herbals and supplements. This includes pill images, drug pricing, pregnancy and lactation guidelines, and more. Save commonly searched drugs to a personalized saved list for easy access.

Diseases, Conditions & Procedures:
– More than 4,000 evidence-based articles authored by leading physician experts (with images and videos)
– Over 600 step-by-step procedure videos, plus more than 100 tables and protocols
– Includes pathophysiology, epidemiology, differential diagnoses, workup, treatment, medication options, and more

Continuing Medical Education:
– Vast selection of CME/CE activities in 32 specialty areas
– Save and e-mail activities, track credits earned, and more

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