Skokie, IL, January 20th, 2005—PEPID LLC-the world’s leading developer of medical information and support tools-announced today that the latest version of their software, 6.0, is available to download.

Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, CEO and founder of PEPID, knows the importance of accurate information in the ER and has driven his company to maintain its frontline status.

“It is currently the most up-to-date medical resource available for healthcare professionals,” says Dr. Rosenbloom.

Apart from updates in medical content specialized for each suite, all suites are enhanced with 4 new medical calculators to help healthcare professionals determine: arterial blood gasses, bronchospasm severity, mangled extremity severity, and alcoholism. PEPID’s calculators have always been an easy way for doctors and nurses to turn facts into answers.

PEPID also added 66 new drug monographs and 45 new drug interactions, giving emergency room physicians the ability to devise a therapy plan on the spot without the fear of harmful effects.

Access has been another important highlight in this version. PEPID implemented a simplified installation program, eliminating downloading hassles for those just getting started, made performance upgrades for quicker access, and redesigned the navigation bar to streamline information retrieval. PEPID knows that being quick is almost as important as being current.

Staying up-to-date is not their goal, it’s their business plan. The average length of time between versions is 6-8 weeks. With pharmaceutical companies developing new medications all the time and doctors publishing their research in hundreds of journals annually, PEPID has its staff of editors and technicians perpetually busy.

New subscribers to the service, seen in increasingly more ERs around the country, can get the latest version by visiting the company’s website Those already subscribing to one of PEPID’s eight programs are always entitled to free updates.

PEPID is the nation’s leading producer of fully-integrated medical reference software delivered to point-of-care on handheld devices and online. The firm was founded in 1994 by Dr. Mark Rosenbloom, a board-certified emergency physician and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Today, the firm continues to pursue medical content excellence, supported by cutting-edge technology and worldwide market expansion.

PEPID’s medical information software is designed to provide all medical professionals with instant bedside access to complete reference and decision-support tools. Health-care practitioners save precious time finding and processing information and can spend more time with their patients. They provide better up-to-date patient care using PEPID. This results in more satisfied health-care practitioners and ultimately better care with fewer “errors”. PEPID software products, specifically designed for physicians, nurses, students, paramedics and pharmacists, provide access to current pharmacological and clinical information at the point-of-care via handheld computers and the Internet.

PEPID partners with palmOne(TM), Dell (TM), the Family Physicians Inquiries Network(TM), the Oncology Nursing Society, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and many others. More information about PEPID and our products can be found at

Contact: David Luck, Marketing Communications Manager, 888-321-7828 ext 204, email