I got a request for a mobile version of the PDR or “Physicians Desk Reference”, a thousand page medical reference book with extensive information on every prescription drug available in the US.  The actual PDR is a commercial publication that costs over $100 so I couldn’t post it here even if I knew how to get it in electronic form.

The only mobile drug reference I could find that’s not a demo is this “WHO List of Essential Medicines” which is published by the World Health Organization and is a concise list (no pictures) of the lowest cost and most effective drugs for treating common conditions. Probably not what the requester wanted but possibly of use to someone in the medical field.

If you are just looking for a way to identify pills, the Pill Identifier at Drugs.mobi:, drugs.mobi/pillid.php is an easy to use mobile web site that lets you search for pills by color, shape or imprint and has pictures.

Keys: Left – previous item. Right – next item

Type: Freeware
Vendor: WHO
Data Connection Required: No
Supported iDEN phones: All with Java (MIDP1)
File Size: 51 KB

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for basic phones that support Java ME such as Nokia S40 phones. They do not work on Android, Apple, Firefox or Windows phones.

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Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 2596

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