September 1, 2014

WebMD Launches Medscape for and Android™ Devices

Since WebMD went live years ago, tons of people hop online with their symptoms and give themselves self-diagnosis’s on what ails them.  Although NOT a substitute for a physician’s diagnosis, WebMD is a great utility for people to get an idea if they need more treatment than what they have in the band-aid box at home.

Now, their mobile version, Medscape, is available for Android.

According to PRNewswire, the Medscape app contains:

  • Fast drug reference database for researching prescribing and safety information on over 8,000 brand-name, generic and over-the counter (OTC) drugs, including herbals and supplements.
  • Powerful drug interaction checker that quickly identifies interactions for a combination of up to 30 drugs, herbals and/or supplements with detailed information from minor to contraindicated interactions.
  • In-depth clinical reference and treatment guide with information on nearly 3,400 diseases and conditions, enhanced with 1000′s of images.
  • Step by step instructions for more than 600 clinical procedures, many with video.
  • Continually updated drug and clinical reference content via one-click, over-the-air updates, as well as off-line access to reference content, treatment guide and drug interaction checker for times when there is no Internet access.
  • Daily professional medical news articles from Medscape Medical News across more than 30 specialties.
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) covering hundreds of topics across more than 30 specialty areas.
  • Professional directories with search and email capabilities for more than 460,000 physicians, 6,000 hospitals and 57,000 pharmacies are available on the Android and iPhone applications.

There you have it, diagnosis on-the-go.  Has anyone already downloaded this and tried it out? Who’s going to download it now that it is available?  Let us know in the comments below.