Welzo today announced that it has acquired PDR Health (pdrhealth.com). This comes after the HMI Group confirmed it had purchased pdrhealth.com and populated it with over 1000 different information sheets on medications and health conditions.
What does this mean for PDR Health and Welzo?
Following the successful launch of Welzo's Health Hub, a free patient resource providing answers to patients' most commonly asked questions, its acquisition of pdrhalth.com will grow the current information database threefold.
This will mean patients will have access to the combined knowledge of PDR Health and Welzo, two of the UK's leading and most prominent resources for healthcare information.
In PDRHealths prime, it had over 700,000 monthly visitors, which will now be combined with Welzo's growing audience.
What does this mean for Welzo Users?
This move will mean that users signed up to the Welzo platform will have access to the benefits of both PDR health and Welzo in one single platform.
Why did Welzo acquire PDR Health?
Both Welzo and PDR Health use the same datasets with similar target audiences in the UK. Both websites provide doctor-verified information on health care, conditions and treatments. PDR Health had a heavier emphasis on medications, including details such as generic vs trading terms of medication, which was aimed at healthcare professional audiences. Meanwhile, Welzo was aimed at educating the general public. By combining the two websites together, Welzo will be able to provide detailed information to both HPAs and consumers alike.
What was PDRhealth.com previously?
PDRhealth.com was previously a site used as a prescribers desk reference. The Prescribers Desk Reference (PDR) is a comprehensive reference guide for healthcare professionals that provides detailed information on prescription drugs, including their uses, side effects, dosages, and interactions with other medications. It is considered an essential tool for prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals to ensure safe and effective medication management.
First published in 1947, the PDR has become a trusted source of drug information in the United States and is widely used by healthcare professionals in clinical practice. The reference guide is published annually and contains information on over 4,000 prescription drugs, including brand name and generic medications.
The PDR is organized alphabetically by drug name and includes information on the drug's chemical composition, pharmacological class, indications for use, dosing recommendations, contraindications, adverse reactions, and precautions. It also includes information on drug interactions, including those with over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
One of the key features of the PDR is the comprehensive drug interaction checker. This tool allows healthcare professionals to identify potential drug interactions between two or more medications and provides guidance on appropriate dosages and monitoring parameters to minimize the risk of adverse reactions.
The PDR also includes a section on patient education that provides clear and concise information on the proper use of medications, including dosing instructions, potential side effects, and what to do in the event of an overdose or missed dose.
In addition to the print version, the PDR is also available in electronic format, making it easily accessible for healthcare professionals who prefer to access drug information through their mobile devices or computers. The electronic version of the PDR is updated regularly to reflect changes in drug information, ensuring that healthcare professionals have access to the most up-to-date information.
While the PDR is an invaluable resource for healthcare professionals, it is important to note that it should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. It is always important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting or stopping any medication.
In conclusion, the Prescribers Desk Reference is a comprehensive and trusted resource for healthcare professionals that provides vital information on prescription drugs, including their uses, side effects, dosages, and interactions with other medications. Its use has helped improve the safety and efficacy of medication management for millions of patients, making it an essential tool for healthcare professionals.
What topics and categories will be merged together?
Due to both sites having very similar data sets, Welzo has decided to merge certain popular category pages together.
This is not an extensive list, with close to 750 data sets matching between the two platforms.
In conclusion, PDRHealth.com marks the latest acquisition by Welzo, following a very successful soft launch and is in line with companies' plans to unify the healthcare industry in a single digital environment.
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