Skyscape Medical Reference Software for PDAs & Smartphones Delivers Trusted, Timely Info on Drug Usage for Consumers and Patients

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Skyscape, Inc., today announced the release of an important mobile medical reference FamilyRx™: AHFS Patient Drug Information, that places trusted and up-to-date information on proper medication usage literally into the hands of patients and their families. When combined with CheckRx™: Patient Drug Interactions Guide, which is based on The Medical Letter’s database, which is already available for FREE from http://www.Skyscapeonhand.com/druginfo, the combination of FamilyRx and CheckRx provides a powerful way for patients to check on the details of drugs and determine drug-drug interactions.

MARLBOROUGH, MASS. – Sept. 22, 2005 – Skyscape, Inc., today announced the release of an important mobile medical reference FamilyRx™: AHFS Patient Drug Information, that places trusted and up-to-date information on proper medication usage literally into the hands of patients and their families.

When combined with CheckRx™: Patient Drug Interactions Guide, which is based on The Medical Letter’s database, which is already available for FREE from http://www.Skyscapeonhand.com/druginfo, the combination of FamilyRx and CheckRx provides a powerful way for patients to check on the details of drugs and determine drug-drug interactions.

FamilyRX™

“FamilyRx™: AHFS Patient Drug Information,” available for use on Palm and Pocket PC powered PDAs and smartphones, provides patients with a single, handheld source of important information and instructions on drug usage, dosing, precautions, possible side effects and interactions, and more.

“The current surge in demand for information by patients about their medications and their usage is for good reason,” said Sandeep Shah, president and CEO of Skyscape, Inc. “When patients fully understand the proper usage of medications, the side effects and the benefits they feel empowered by this knowledge and are more comfortable with their treatment plan”.

In response, FamilyRx: AHFS Patient Drug Information from Skyscapeonhand.com “provides consumers with a trusted, up-to-date reference that’s easy to use and instantly accessible anywhere and anytime,” he noted.

Published by American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, FamilyRx: AHFS Patient Drug Information is updated quarterly and includes a variety of topics ranging from simple dosing information to details on home infusion and cancer chemotherapy. With the solution in hand, positive outcomes are achieved, as patients understand the benefits and potential dangers of their medications.

“Skyscape FamilyRx: AHFS Patient Drug Information” is available for purchase and download from Skyscapeonhand at http://www.skyscapeonhand.com/druginfo ($15.00). A free trial version is available.

CheckRx™

Skyscape FamilyRx is easily cross-indexed with other Skyscape consumer health and wellness references, including “CheckRx™: Patient Drug Interactions Guide,” to provide families with a powerful and integrated mobile source of health and wellness information.

CheckRx is based on The Medical Letter's highly regarded database, and is presented in a simplified form to allow consumers to stay safe and informed by quickly checking for adverse interactions across thousands of drugs, foods and natural supplements. Users simply enter the name of the drug they are checking, and a list of items that may cause adverse reactions is displayed.

“CheckRx™: Patient Drug Interactions Guide” is available free for download from Skyscapeonhand at http://www.skyscapeonhand.com/druginfo.

About Skyscape

Skyscape Inc. (http://www.skyscapeonhand.com), the leading provider of interactive mobile references for over 475,000 medical professionals, offers a host of solutions for health conscious consumers – including The South Beach Diet™ OnHand and the free MyPyramid Food Guide – for use on handhelds (PDAs), smartphones, and personal computers.

About American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

ASHP is the 30,000-member national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems

About The Medical Letter

The Medical Letter is a nonprofit organization founded in 1958 by Arthur Kallet and Dr. Harold Aaron, Its newsletters, The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics and Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter, publish critical appraisals of new drugs and comparative reviews of older drugs. The editorial process used for both publications relies on a consensus of experts to develop prescribing recommendations that are completely independent of the pharmaceutical industry

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