I am a techno-junkie and have all kinds of medical reference programs on my Palm PDA including ePocrates Rx (full version) and Davis Drug Guide. I am about to install Pepid also to check it out.
I constantly use ePoc and DDG. Sometimes one will have a drug the other doesnt have. But.....if I had to choose one, I think I would pick Davis because of all the extra info it has in it regarding nursing "things." I also like the format of the information within the program. It is easier to quickly locate things like drug class, generic names/trade names, etc.
I bough my copy of Davis from a company called Medical Wizards and the Davis Drug Guide they offer has and "integrated calculator" componenet with it. THis means that many (500-600) of the drugs have a calculator button that allow you to caculate the dose right then and there within a specific drug profile that you have looked up.
Just recently, I noticed that Skyscape has also started featuring a Davis DG with integrated calculator also. I haven't checked it out yet. With my subscription on DDG runs out with Medical Wizards, I will probably move over to Skyscape becausee I also have 4 or 5 other programs with them, and all of their products can interface together.
Meanwhile, as an oncology nurse, I am very interested to see how good this Pepid program is.
In general, I don't see how anyone gets along without a Palm/PDA. I just do not have time to hunt down a 2-year old drug book on my Unit when I'm working