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PEPID LLC Launches New CD-ROM Format for Medical Software Database.

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EVANSTON, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 2002

PEPID LLC, the premier developer of handheld decision support tools for the medical community, today announced that its proprietary medical software databases are now also available in CD-ROM format.

This new format will allow users to quickly download information found on PEPID CD-ROMs to their Palm OS and Pocket PC PDAs or to their PC. PEPID's CD-ROMs provide physicians and healthcare professionals with a new format to access critical information when and where they need it.

PEPID products are comprehensive medical software programs which provide instant access to critical information for all emergency and primary care situations and has the power to improve point-of-care decisions and reduce medical errors at the patient's bedside or in the field. It is the ultimate portable medical and drug reference tool that addresses all issues medical personnel face in everyday practice. Each of its databases include more than 1,500 medical topics and over 1,400 drugs. Each trauma and medical category includes diagnosis, pathophysiology, treatment and disposition essentials plus special sections just for nurses, medical students or EMS personnel.

Mark Rosenbloom, MD, Founder and CEO of PEPID, said, "The success of the PDA and PC versions of our medical software has encouraged us to expand its accessibility by offering the same information in a CD-ROM format. The CD-ROM has just been released to medical bookstores nationally and online, reaching an even larger market of physicians and healthcare professionals. The growing amount of information that physicians and healthcare professionals are required to master necessitates a variety of delivery channels and PEPID is the only company that offers all three."

Each CD-ROM features comprehensive medical disease information, a Complete Drug Reference with Dosage Calculators and1600 Drug & Herbal Remedies, over 30,000 integrated hyperlinks to critical information and continually updated drug and toxicology data. Additionally, each CD-ROM includes a one-year subscription to PEPID, plus one-year of free updates. PEPID is continually updated with new disease presentations, new and updated drug and herbal remedies and new procedures.

This database is intended as a reference tool for practicing and experienced healthcare professionals, interns and residents, medical and nursing students. The following versions are now available for users: Pre-Hospital Emergency (EMS), Emergency Medicine Physicians (ED), All Physicians (MD), Medical Student Companion (MSC), Clinical Nursing (RN) and the Portable Drug Companion (PDC).

PEPID's CD-ROMs are now available through major booksellers such as Matthews Books, Login Brothers Canada, J.A. Majors, and University Bookstores or by visiting the company website www.pepid.com. Suggested retail price for the six different versions of PEPID CD-ROMs will range from $49.95 to $179.95.

The program was developed in 1994 when a team of 35 medical and pharmaceutical professionals came together and created the first version of PEPID, now called PEPID ED, The Portable Emergency Physician Information Database PEPID ED was then field tested over 4 years in emergency departments and by a branch of the US armed forces. PEPID products are now the result of 8 years of an ongoing effort by more than 80 healthcare professionals.

About PEPID

PEPID, the premier medical and drug reference tool for PDAs, 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 digital assistants (PDA's). 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.

PEPID is the market leader in providing medical databases for personal digital assistants (PDA's), delivers six database tools for healthcare practitioners including emergency physicians, MD's, registered nurses, medical students and EMS professionals.

For more information about PEPID products, visit www.pepid.com or call 1-888-321-STAT (7828).
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