Health App Wrap

Pharmacy TimesNovember 2012 Cough & Cold
Volume 78
Issue 11

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Service offers a reference app covering herbal and other alternative medicine areas. The app content is supervised by a pharmacist and botanicals expert to provide comprehensive and objective information.

The app contains more than 200 monographs on the structure, purported uses, adverse effects, and drug interactions associated with herbs, botanicals, supplements, and complementary therapies, with scientific references to support the information.

Each monograph has 2 versions to cater to health professionals and consumers, and is updated weekly with new or additional information. Original artwork accompanies each entry as well.

Users can search by product or service name, or find remedies suggested for various medical conditions. In addition, users can save favorites or commonly used items or explore featured products or services.

Users can access the app content offline, so no Internet connection is needed to check information in the application.

Price: Free

Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch


ePatCare Oncology

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma introduces an interactive software tool to connect oncologists with other health care providers, such as nurses and specialty or health-system pharmacists. ePatCare Oncology allows specialists to transfer individual treatment cases and notes to other health care providers, including vital information such as tests and medication regimens. The application stores information chronologically for easy organization of a patient’s care and has an edit function for convenient updating. An export function allows information to be shared between health care providers.

Price: Free

Compatible with: iPad


Pharmacy Tech

Geared toward pharmacy technician students or pharmacy technicians looking to refine their skills, Pharmacy Tech by Ion Citadel, LLC, offers a quiz system to review necessary information and concepts. Intended as a study aid for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exams, it includes more than 1000 exam cards, and customizable quizzes in areas that include drug classification, calculations, administration, and maintaining medications. The application offers explanations to its quiz questions, allowing users to instantly see correct answers.

Price: Free

Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched an iPad app to bring health news and information to users’ fingertips. The application features health articles; information on featured diseases with key facts, images, videos, and interactive quizzes; excerpts from its Preventing Chronic Diseases and Emerging Infectious Diseases; and access to social media. The information coordinates with health concerns and events throughout the year, ensuring that users stay up-to-date. The application includes information from the CDC’s weekly Morbidity and Morality Report, as well as access to CDC podcasts and blogs.

Price: Free

Compatible with: iPad, Android devices

Download: Apple:; Android: Td2mEv


The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) AR application brings the pages of Pharmacy Times’ sister publication to life. By downloading the app, users can access videos, 3D animations, and other enhanced features that accompany content. Simply download the app, open it, and point an iPad or iPhone at the AJMC AR logo on the printed page to unlock the virtual content.

Price: Free

Compatible with: iPhone, iPad


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