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Pfizer And Epocrates Partner To Give Healthcare Providers Access To Medical Information Specialists For Medication Questions
Date:6/2/2010

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"Contact Pfizer" is now a feature available in the Epocrates drug profiles of approximately 40 Pfizer products.  By providing easy access directly to the manufacturer, this feature provides Epocrates' users the option for immediate phone access to Pfizer Medical Information specialists to obtain scientific information about the company's medications and report adverse reactions.  Additionally, healthcare providers will soon have the option to email Pfizer Medical Information for select Pfizer products.

"Healthcare providers have told us they would like direct access to our medical specialists so they can communicate with us in an open, unbiased manner," said Freda C. Lewis-Hall, M.D., FAPA, senior vice president and chief medical officer at Pfizer.  "They expect rapid and tailored scientific responses to their medical questions about our drugs.  Our hope is that the introduction of this new and innovative feature on Epocrates enables doctors and other providers to enhance the care they can provide to their patients using Pfizer medicines."

According to Manhattan Research, 72 percent of doctors currently own smartphones; a number that is expected to increase to four out of five doctors by 2012.  One of their primary uses is to look up prescription drug information at the point of patient care.
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