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    Tarascon Pharmacopoeia Mobile App Meets Highest Level for Prescribing Safety

    Posted by Jennifer Sharp on Oct 12, 2014 11:59:52 PM

    According to an article published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology, the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia mobile application is one of only two electronic prescribing apps to meet the highest level of safety for accurate prescribing information.

    "Based on available download and usage data, we choose six popular medication reference apps available for the iPhone and an online reference commonly used at our institution to evaluate for the presence of relevant drug warnings. Warning types were categorized using investigator-defined classification as follows: category 1-warnings are in line with dosing information, category 2-warnings are advertised but listed separately from dosing information, category 3-warnings are listed but are not advertised and listed in a separate section from dosing information, and category 4-no boxed warnings
    are present."

    The Tarascon Pharmacopoeia mobile application received a Category 1 rating. The article also when on to report:

    "To the busy clinician with limited time and resources to devote to any individual task, prescribers rely on the convenience offered by electronic pharmacopoeia. This media provides the opportunity to deliver timely, current, and accurate information at the time they are needed."

    Read the full article at the US National Library of Medicine by clicking here. To download the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia mobile application, visit iTunes or Google Play.

    Topics: pharma, mobile medicine, prescribing, primary care, dosing, General Medicine, journal of medical toxicology, mobile app, Pharma, Prescribing, tarascon pharmacopoeia, Reviews, Hospital Medicine Blog, Infectious Disease, mhealth

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