(Evanston, Illinois) - January 31, 2002 - With more and more of today's medical students jumping on the PDA bandwagon, it's no surprise that PEPID MSC (Medical Student Companion) is in such high demand. With PEPID MSC, you have a powerful tool to help you master each rotation.

With the PEPID MSC, you have access to helpful sections on daily rounding, writing admission orders, discharge planning, cross coverage protocols, and extensive clinical PEARL notes. PEPID MSC assists the student in successful completion of each rotation all within 27,000+ hyperlinks giving you instant access to critical information at the point-of-care. Users of our new MSC can also take advantage of our Portable Drug Companion. PEPID's PDC gives you access to a complete drug reference with over 1500 prescription drugs PLUS over-the-counter and herbal remedies. An added bonus is the weight and body surface area based interactive dosing calculator containing over 1600 separate formulas. Information access is almost instantaneous.

As noted by Dr. Theodore Kypreos Koutouzis, Editor-in-Chief, PEPID Medical Student Companion, "I was introduced to the PEPID during my first year as an emergency medicine resident. PEPID MSC is very useful in many situations. I know of no other product that can place multiple textbooks of information in the palm of your hand."

"It is a fast, comprehensive, and always up-to-date reference making it an ideal tool at the bedside," says Wyatt Jaffe, MD, UCLA School of Medicine at Davis. "When I joined Dr. Rosenbloom's editorial team and was asked to develop a version of PEPID that would be specific to students and interns, I put together a team of fourth-year medical students and residents. We developed a product that we felt would be the ultimate reference text for our unique needs, and we believe it is the best portable reference tool on the market."

And medical students agree.

PEPID, a portable medical 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 as well as drug topics typically encountered in emergency and primary care settings.