PDR Free Download, but don’t forget Dailymed!

The 2014 Physicians’ Desk Reference is available for download.   The download is offered as both a desktop and mobile application and can be used offline or as a live, web-based reference.

However, Dailymed is also available online, as a free government supported resource.  It’s a compilation of package inserts also but manufacturers don’t have to pay to be included so it includes most available generics.

Quick device charging in the library

Need to quickly charge your device and don’t have your charging cables? The library now provides quick charging stations, which are compatible with most phones and tablets. Cables include four sizes of Apple, 2 micro USB, and one mini USB. The charging stations are located at the library’s front desk on the 6th floor and in front of the Sorrell convenience store. Please note that the library is not responsible for lost or stolen devices or for technical malfunctions.

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Micromedex app issues

Due to technical issues in the Apple app store, the free Micromedex Drug Information app is requiring a password. While this problem is being fixed, a temporary solution has been found.

  1. Log into Micromedex from the library’s website
  2. Click on Mobile Micromedex, which is near the upper left-hand corner of the screen
  3. Scroll down to find the information on the Micromedex Drug Interactions app. The password required for this app should work for the free drug information app.

Micromedex is currently working with the Apple app store to make the free app available again.