(Evanston, Illinois) - March 4, 2002 PEPID, LLC, the premier developer of handheld decision support tools for the medical community, was featured in the March 4th issue of the Chicago Tribune on page 1 of the Technology section. Technology writer Jon Van authored the article which discusses the various features and capabilities of the software designed for use by medical personnel at the point of care.

PEPID is the market leader in providing medical databases for personal data assistants (PDAs), delivering six database tools for healthcare practitioners including emergency physicians, MDs, registered nurses, medical students, EMS professionals, and pharmacology professionals.

"The Tribune story highlights why PEPID was founded and the life-saving benefits all patients can experience if their doctor uses PEPID as a primary reference tool at the point of care, whether it's in a hospital, ambulance, or pharmacy," said Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, CEO of PEPID. "Our goal is to help minimize medication errors in healthcare settings and to accomplish this, it is important that medical personnel are aware of the tools that enable them to perform their profession optimally," added Rosenbloom.

PEPID's products are widely used by doctors nationwide and by medical students at Harvard and McGill Universities. PEPID recently received a glowing review which appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The Chicago Tribune article on PEPID can be accessed at

PEPID, the Portable Emergency and Primary Care Information Database, is designed to assist in the reduction of medical errors and improve patient outcomes. It provides healthcare professionals access to the most comprehensive, accurate, and current pharmacological and clinical information at the point of care via personal data assistants (PDAs). PEPID was founded in 1994 by Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, a board-certified emergency physician at Northwestern University School of Medicine. PEPID covers medical and trauma topics typically encountered in emergency and primary care settings.