Cool Technology for Pharmacy

Lexi-Drugs for the iPhone: “.. our most comprehensive drug database, with content that addresses all patient populationsand covers clinical specialties such as Pharmacy, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, and others. Independently ranked as the #1 drug database for the PDA, Lexi-Drugs includes up to 67 fields of  information, including Adverse Reactions, Canadian Brand Names, Contraindications, Dosing, Medication Safety Issues,  Pharmacodynamics and Kinetics, Special Alerts (including new FDA warnings), plus International BrandNames from 125 countries. Includes drug pricing.”

According to Lexi-Comp, Lexi-Drugs offers:lexidrugs_iphone

  • Updates posted multiple times per week, included with your subscription
  • Information on Canadian Medications not approved in the U.S.
  • The content is not subject to third party (pharma) recommendations, suggestions, or influence
  • Linking directly to other Lexi-Comp PDA databases is seamless and immediate
  • Lexi-CALC, Lexi-Comp’s medical calculations tool, at no charge
  • Ranked #1 in many peer-reviewed evaluations of PDA software

  • I’ve been using Lexi-Comp products for years, and have always found them to be a well designed and informative resource. Their paperback Drug Information Handbook is a mainstay in any hospital pharmacy. In fact, the 2008-2009 edition is sitting on the shelf right in front of me.

    The combination of the iPhone and Lexi-Drugs make a great tool for pharmacists looking for expert drug information in a small package.

    2 thoughts on “Cool Technology for Pharmacy”

    1. how about a database that includes formularies for all government Part D plans and Medicare and Medicaid and 340B pricing?

    2. Hi Carla – The database you mention is not part of Lexi-Comp’s arsenal as far as I know, but it would be worth their time to investigate. Insurance companies have all this data at their fingertips. Maybe they should market it?

      You know, I could see value in adding Lexi-Drugs to AutoPharm/AutoPack as a drug information source. Something similar to what Pyxis does with their workstations now. There might might be some value to it.

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