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Epocrates Most Popular Software Now Available for Blackberry

bb_bold9700Epocrates Essentials Suite Features Premium Drug, Disease and Diagnostic Resources

Epocrates, Inc. today announced the availability of its most popular premium clinical software suite, Epocrates® Essentials, for BlackBerry® smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM) (TSX:RIM). BlackBerry smartphones are one of Epocrates’ fastest growing platforms with more than 20 percent growth among U.S. physicians in the past quarter. The launch of this new premium software has been highly anticipated and will likely contribute to further platform adoption as clinicians upgrade or migrate to new devices.

“The new Epocrates software for BlackBerry smartphones has quickly become invaluable to my practice with its fast response time, superb content and intuitive design. The extensive resources comprising Epocrates Essentials has been expertly adapted to this widely used platform,” said Dr. David Stockwell, Washington D.C. “This means even more time with my patients and less time searching for critical clinical information.”

Epocrates’ top-ranked software is used at the point of care to support clinical decisions from diagnosis to treatment. Beyond the free drug prescribing and safety information, the enhanced Epocrates Essentials suite introduces new content and features to the platform including:

-Thousands of in-depth, peer-reviewed disease topics developed in conjunction with the BMJ Group, publisher of the British Medical Journal

-Hundreds of diagnostic and laboratory tests for interpretation and diagnostic support

Hundreds of brand name OTC drug products with drug interactions

-More than 600 alternative (herbal) medicines

-Infectious disease treatment guide with empiric and specific treatment recommendations

The Epocrates Essentials premium application, now available for BlackBerry smartphones, can also be downloaded to Palm®, Windows Mobile®, iPhone® and iPod® touch devices. Learn more at

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Epocrates is a leading provider of clinical information and decision support tools to healthcare professionals. Epocrates currently has more than 900,000 healthcare professionals, including 1 in 3 U.S. physicians and 40 percent of medical students, in its active network. The company’s subscription-based services enable healthcare professionals to make more informed medical decisions, reduce medical errors and practice more efficiently. For more information about Epocrates, please visit

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