Epocrates: Go Mobile

Some love for Epocrates.

I used Epocrates on Palms for a few years, then was an early adopter of Epocrates on the Backberry platform, and it had a glitch; they fixed it within a week, and it’s been smooth sailing/computing since (see here).

For those who aren’t using it yet, here’s a starting point: Epocrates: Go Mobile Their site will even help you pick which PDA/Mobile phone is best for you.

I use their free product, so this is essentialy a free endorsement, but here goes:

In this day and age of new drugs, continuously changing warnings, and patients on multiple drugs needing interaction checking, some resource is needed, and Epocrates is an excellent product.  It’s (relatively) easy to install, it will update automatically, and it works.  There are things I’d change if it were my product (like this: look up a drug name that’s been discontinued, you get ‘drug discontinued in the US’, but no link to the generic; I now have to back out, and re-search with the generic name: Dumb.) but for a handy, functional drug reference it’s hard to beat.

I use it, and if you don’t have a drug reference in a PDA, this is one you should look at.


  1. Been using Epocrates for over year now and find it near indispensable. When I’m looking at a MAR outside a patient’s room and see something I have no clue what it is, out comes the Palm and voila’, I’m in the know. I’ve tried others, Skyscape and Thomson and keep coming back to Epocrates. Just wish the full suite wasn’t so much, when I had it, I used it like mad.