AMSA members are dedicated to reducing conflicts of interest within medicine
Hudson, Ohio (PRWEB) July 30, 2010
Lexi-Comp, a leading provider of medication information and drug data solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that the organization has teamed up with the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) to provide members the opportunity to purchase select Lexi-Comp PDA and Smartphone drug references at a discounted price.
Lexi-Comp's partnership with AMSA was established to give our nation's physicians-in-training access to drug information that is free from pharmaceutical influence. Maintained and updated by an in-house staff of clinicians, Lexi-Comp's unbiased drug reference content is now available for purchase by AMSA's premedical student, resident and practicing physician members. The partnership complements AMSA's PharmFree Campaign, which guides future physicians in organizing to advocate for evidence-based rather than marketing-based prescribing practices, the removal of conflicts of interest and global access to essential medicines.
"AMSA members are dedicated to reducing conflicts of interest within medicine," said John Brockman, AMSA national president. "AMSA's PharmFree Campaign educates future physicians how to treat patients using the best existing clinical evidence, not carefully packaged advertising. This is what led us to choosing Lexi-Comp as a partner - they are dedicated to providing our members drug information that is free from pharmaceutical influence."
The product range available to AMSA members includes Lexi-Comp's most comprehensive bundles of drug information databases and medical reference material - Lexi-COMPLETE™, Lexi-CLINICAL SUITE™, and Lexi-Drugs & Lexi-Interact™ - and is accessible on the latest
PDA and Smartphone devices, including: iPhone®, BlackBerry®, iPod touch®, Palm®, Palm webOS™, Pocket PC, Windows Mobile® and Android™.
AMSA members can purchase their discounted Lexi-Comp subscription via AMSA's website. For more detailed information regarding Lexi-Comp's partnership with AMSA, call 330.650.6506.
Lexi-Comp, Inc. is a leading provider of unbiased and current point-of-care drug information solutions for the healthcare industry. Along with its leading drug database, Lexi-Drugs®, content areas include pediatric drug information, pharmacology, interactions, diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests, pharmacogenomics, poisoning and toxicology, dentistry, infectious diseases, and patient education. Over 500,000 clinicians worldwide access Lexi-Comp's information via the Internet, PDA and Smartphone devices, and through integration with health information systems. An extensive library of print titles is also available. To learn more about Lexi-Comp's drug information solutions, call 800.837.5394, 330.650.6506 or visit http://www.lexi.com.
About the American Medical Student Association
Celebrating its 60th Anniversary, AMSA is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. Founded in 1950, AMSA is a student-governed, non-profit organization committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. To learn more about AMSA, our strategic priorities or joining the organization, please visit us online at http://www.amsa.org.