For the seriously medically inclined, add these apps for on-the-go reference. They might cost you, but have you ever picked up a Physician’s Desk Reference? It weighs like 8 pounds. These apps put the guts of medical reference right in your pocket.
Davis’s Drug Guide
This app comes in three flavors, one general, one geared toward nurses, and one toward physicians. They all provide a comprehensive look at drug dosing and safety.
Pocket Medicine-MGH Handbook
The fine folks at Massachusetts General Hospital – one of the best in the nation – built this app as a reference for students and healthcare professionals.
The Medscape app was hugely popular on iPhone and I’m glad to see it on Android. This is a powerful FREE app built by the WebMD team, and it’s a neat tool for professionals and the general public.
This app’s name doesn’t indicate anything about its usefulness, but you should know that this one is a nice aggregator for medical news from the Elsevier Global Medical Network – a well-respected medical community.