Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wolters Kluwer Health Adds Martindale

Wolters Kluwer Health Adds Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference to Facts & Comparisons® eAnswers Content Offerings

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - April 8, 2010 - Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, has announced an agreement to provide access to Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference as part of premium subscriptions to its flagship drug reference, Facts & Comparisons® eAnswers.

Published by Pharmaceutical Press, the publishing organization of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference is the world's foremost drug reference, providing unbiased evaluated information on drugs and medicines used globally. Over its 125-year history, Martindale has evolved beyond an encyclopedia of medicines to achieve global recognition as a comprehensive resource for answers to specific questions about drugs, as well as broad overviews of pharmaceutical topics.
"This partnership allows us to fill an important need for Facts & Comparisons eAnswers customers who have been asking for global drug information to better serve their international patients and U.S. patients who travel abroad," said Arvind Subramanian, President and CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health Clinical Solutions. "We are particularly pleased to be meeting that need with Martindale, which offers an unmatched breadth and depth of coverage and is recognized internationally for the accuracy and objectivity of its global drug content."

Adds Gus Olivares, Global Sales Manager at Pharmaceutical Press:  "The synergies between Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference and Facts & Comparisons eAnswers made this partnership a natural extension of both companies' dedication to continuous product improvement, in particular by advancing the depth, quality and accuracy of the drug information available to our mutual customers."

Facts & Comparisons eAnswers provides retail pharmacies and academia with online access to the most up-to-date drug information tailored to their unique needs, enabling better therapeutic decisions in less time. For the academic community, Facts & Comparisons provides students, residents and faculty with instant access to reliable, current drug information and medication management tools. Helpful links, student and resident support, scholarships and other information are also available to help meet course and drug reference needs.

For hospital pharmacies, Facts & Comparisons eAnswers addresses the key pain points of workflow efficiency and patient safety by providing the tools and information needed to support drug dispensing activities. These include patient safety screenings for Drug Utilization Review and drug reference information, which result in a decrease in drug dispensing errors.

About Pharmaceutical Press
Pharmaceutical Press is the publishing organisation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. It has been active as a publisher for the pharmacy profession since 1841 and has some world-renowned titles on its list, including Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference.  Pharmaceutical Press is also responsible for such highly respected publications as the British National Formulary (with the BMJ Group) and The Pharmaceutical Journal. The MedicinesComplete online subscription service was launched in 2004 and continues to grow in coverage and popularity.

About the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain is the regulatory and professional body for pharmacists in England, Scotland and Wales.  The primary objective of the Society is to lead, regulate and develop the pharmacy profession.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons®; and electronic information providers, such as Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span® and ProVation® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer's leading, information-enabled tools and solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer has 2009 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), employs approximately 19,300 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

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