Health App Wrap

Pharmacy TimesFebruary 2013 Autoimmune Disorders
Volume 79
Issue 2


MedScape, from popular medical website WebMD, introduces a redesigned version of its medical resource application. The app’s improved features are easily integrated into the pharmacist’s daily practice.

Users can easily access the app’s 129 medical calculators through a new calculator feature. Calculators cover formulas, scales, and classifications, support US and SI units, and include detailed notes and references for each result. The calculators also provide more than 600 drug monographs and integrated dosing calculators.

Another new feature allows pharmacists to access the formulary information for 1800 insurance plans across all 50 states. App users can save frequently accessed plans, allowing them to compare tier status for various drugs quickly and easily recommend alternate drugs for patients.

The user interface has been redesigned and now supports iPhone 5 and iPad mini.

MedScape continues to include daily updates on medical news and critical alerts covering 34 specialty areas, drug and safety information for brand name, generic, and OTC drugs and supplements, medical condition and procedure information, and more.

Price: Free

Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android devices

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PubMed On Tap

PubMed on Tap brings PubMed and PubMed Central’s research to Apple tablets and smartphones by searching each database for desired information. Once found, it will display reference information and study PDFs to the device, though users should note that certain articles require a paid journal login to access the full text. The app includes search and organization functions that allow users to group references. Users can also e-mail references to themselves or colleagues in forms suitable for reading or importing to reference management applications.

Price: $2.99

Compatible with: iPhone, iPad

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MicroMedEx IV Compatibility

MicromedEx IV Compatibility allows clinicians to check intravenous (IV) medications to ensure therapy efficacy and prevent adverse reactions. It identifies potentially incompatible medications by physical characteristics, storage, study period, container, and chemical stability. The app requires a $9.99 annual subscription, but is free if an institution subscribes to Micromedex IV Index. Users should note that data and database updates occurred in October and November 2012 to incorporate new therapies.

Price: Free to download but requires a $9.99 annual subscription

Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android devices

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Zombies, Run!

Patients looking to add some undead life to their workouts in 2013 can consider Zombies, Run!, a workout tracker seated within an immersive game. App users are plunged into a post-zombie-apocalypse world, where their workout allows them to find supplies if they avoid the zombie hordes. The app can run alongside an existing workout playlist, and includes a GPS component that can be integrated with other workout trackers through the manufacturer’s free ZombieLink website. A version that integrates a 5K training plan, Zombies Run! 5K, is also available for $3.99.

Price: $7.99 Compatible with: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android devices

Download: iTunes: Android: WxinZH


Pharmacy Times iPad developers MDNG introduce an iPad application for The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC), a sister publication of Pharmacy Times. The application brings the journal’s clinical information and scientific communication to health professionals in all fields of managed care. AJMC’s peer-reviewed articles address decisions in a cost-constrained environment, along with the impact of clinical, management, and policy interventions on health care. The journal also includes commentaries, trend reports, editorials, and letters to the editors.

Price: Free

Compatible with: iPad

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