Charlottesville, VA, June 10, 2008—Today, Unbound Medicine, a leader in knowledge management solutions and mobile information resources for healthcare, and F.A. Davis Company, a leading publisher of textbooks, references, and electronic and online products for nurses and other healthcare professionals, announce the release of Davis’s Drug Guide, Mobile and Web Edition as well as the relaunch of the Website, DrugGuide.com. Both the Web and mobile products feature the digital version of the 11th edition of Davis’s Drug Guide, also publishing today.
The revamped and expanded Website DrugGuide.com is powered by the Unbound™ Platform and now features the complete contents of the Davis’s Drug Guide for a paid annual subscription. The site also includes FDA Drug News, new FDA approvals, a “Drug of the Week” RSS feed, audio pronunciations, “sounds like” searching, personalized bookmarking, cross-linking to related topics, and free e-mail alerts. DrugGuide.com also connects users to Davis Plus, the F.A. Davis companion site that hosts a wealth of online resources designed to meet the needs of today’s students and instructors. DrugGuide.com visitors are encouraged to preview the modern and intuitive interface and to test the site’s full functionality prior to subscribing. The Website is available separately, but may also be reached via a link on the Resource Kit CD-ROM packaged with the book.
“We are excited to use our platform to implement this fully integrated digital information source for students and clinicians,” said Bill Detmer, MD, president and CEO of Unbound Medicine. “Davis’s Drug Guide is an example of essential, reliable, well-organized, and constantly changing content that is ideally suited for multi-channel digital delivery.”
In addition to consulting the Website, purchasers of the Mobile and Web version can download Davis’s Drug Guide to a personal digital assistant (PDA) or smartphone. Users can also consult the complete drug database using a wireless device such as iPhone, BlackBerry, or iPod touch. Unbound’s powerful mobile interface is customized for each device and optimized for display on small screens. All of Unbound’s interfaces guarantee users immediate access to regularly updated drug information from any location—hospital, office, community, or home.
“Nurses increasingly rely on digital references when they have patient care questions, whether they are in training or in practice,” said Robert H. Craven Jr., president of F.A. Davis. “Unbound is uniquely suited to help us meet this critical need by delivering up-to-date drug information on the Web or to PDAs, smartphones, and wireless devices.”
To experience the new Davis’s Drug Guide online, visit DrugGuide.com.
About Unbound Medicine
Unbound Medicine, Inc. (www.unboundmedicine.com) develops next-generation knowledge management systems for healthcare. The company’s handheld, wireless, and Web-based technology platform and its information architecture services provide healthcare professionals with advanced systems for acquiring, managing, and sharing knowledge.
About F.A. Davis Company
F.A. Davis Company (www.fadavis.com) is a leading American publisher independently owned and operated since 1879. Based in Philadelphia, F.A. Davis is the publisher of Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary and Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses, as well as textbooks, electronic products, and clinical references for nursing, medical, and health science students and clinicians.