Medical Economics Co. Launches PDR.net

Posted on February 10, 1999

The Medical Economics Company, publisher of the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR), has announced that it has launched PDR.net, a healthcare resource offering practicing physicians free access to the PDR and other key resources.

In addition to the PDR library of reference works, the website offers access to more than 8,000 full-text articles from Medical Economics Company publications including Medical Economics, Patient Care, Contemporary OB/GYN, Contemporary Pediatrics, Contemporary Urology, and IM Internal Medicine, plus free searching of the 11+ million abstracts from the Medline, Aidsline and Cancerlit databases, daily medical news from Reuters, and CareerPulse healthcare career opportunities.

"By bringing our brands to the Web, we are offering innovative interactive tools to healthcare and medical professionals who have relied on Medical Economics Company as an important source of information for more than 75 years," said Curtis Allen, CEO of Medical Economics Company. "For example, PDR.net features a multi-drug interaction report that enables users to determine whether certain drugs interact with one another or are contraindicated."

Medical Economics Company is a leader in healthcare information publishing and communications, providing magazines, directories, newsletters, databases, and new media products and services to healthcare professionals, institutions, and consumers. Medical Economics Company (Montvale, NJ) is part of the Thomson Healthcare Information Group, a division of The Thomson Corporation.

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