Pharmacy companies are constantly coming out with new, innovative ways to provide healthcare to the community. As technology continues to expand, more and more opportunities are coming to the app store to make both the consumer and the pharmacists’ lives easier, starting with apps. Apps, or applications, can be downloaded to your phone or computer and used for everything from reading to music to banking. Now, apps are being made for pharmacists who want to have a compact database of information at their fingertips, and we’ve listed the best ones below.
Monthly Prescribing Reference
The Monthly Prescribing Reference app is a must-have for pharmacists. This app offers both Android and iPhone friendly app version. You can use it no matter which device you prefer. The MPR app offers over 4,000 monographs for both prescription and OTC drugs, or noscript drugs. It does all of this for free. You can also gain access to the latest drug news, safety alerts and recall alerts with the app. If you want comprehensive free apps for pharmacists, MPR may be it.
Lexicomp is an app that partnered with the American Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Its purpose is to bring you a drug and disease database that is full of all the references you may need. Pharmacy companies and pharmacists alike are bound to benefit from this extensive reference app. Whether it’s leaflets covering pediatric medication or neonatal dosing guidelines, Lexicomp has what you need to know. The app is compatible with iOS, Windows, Android, and even Blackberry, but it comes at a hefty price of $285. However, members of the APA and ASHSP organizations can receive special discounts so that the price is as low as $40. Whether you pay full price or not, Lexicomp is a useful app that will be worth the price tag. You will be glad you found it, unlike that boring FXO guide you have to read.
OTC Guide App
The OTC Guide App is another great app for pharmacists to download. This app is one of many offered by Pharmacy Times that provides digital insight into pharmacology basics. The OTC Guide app can summon the results of the Pharmacy Times’ survey of pharmacists top picks for OTC recommendations. All products are categorized and color-coded, which makes it easier to find what you are looking for. In addition, the app also features condition guides providing key counseling points for pharmacists to give to patients. This is certainly one of the must have apps for pharmacists.
Epocrates is another medical app that can be used as a reference for any pharmacist in need. At least, if they have an Android that is. Epocrates is not compatible with iOS, but for those who can access it, Epocrates is a high-rated medication app that offers plenty of useful features. The app can check for drug-drug interactions, review health care insurance formularies for drug coverage information and even review drug safety or brand information. Best of all, the app is free! Pharmacy companies are bound to benefit from having this kind of technology available in the workplace.
Pharmacy Times is a magazine dedicated to the Pharmacy industry. Get the latest news, trends and discoveries from pharmacy companies straight to your phone with the Pharmacy Times app. The app is compatible with Apple and Android products. Its digital form will bring you the latest news through video, animated figures and enhanced features. If you just cannot get enough of the pharmaceutical industry, it is the perfect app to use during your lunch break, so you can stay up to day on all things medicinal or mental health related.
Google Translate may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you say pharmacy, but in actuality pharmacy companies can benefit a lot from this app. First of all, the app is free and compatible with almost every phone or tablet out there, unlike most oscilloscope apps! Better yet, Google Translate can help break the language barrier between pharmacists and customers. Pharmacy companies know how important it is to understand what their clients need. With Google Translate able to recognize and speak up to 100 different languages, you are guaranteed to be able to meet your customer’s needs. Between your knowledge of pharmaceuticals and now your command of 100+ languages, you will be hard pressed to find a more efficient technological trend for pharmacy companies.
This app is perfect for any medical professional, including pharmacists. Medscape is a medical general reference guide powered by WebMD. This app is available for all platforms, whether you have the new LG phone that is shattering expectations or a popular iPhone. and is perfect for quick, easy access to information. Medscape has useful features like its Drug Interaction Checker, Disease and Condition Reference and Procedures and Protocol guide. You can also use this app to stay up-to-date on all the latest medical industry trends with the Medical News feature. Medscape is one of the most essential apps for pharmacists. Download it today!
Pharmacy companies have made great technological strides in the industry. Now, it’s time to integrate other forms of technology. Apps are the perfect on-the-go references for pharmacists for everything from drugs to French, and pharmacists can access all the information they need right from their phones. With these helpful apps on the market, pharmacists are ready to take on the digital age.
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