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BEIKS Gives Instant Access to MedicineNet.comís Drug Information to Users of Palm OS and Pocket PC PDAs

Helpful Insights for Patients Taking Medications

DALLAS (August 7, 2003) - - Beiks LLC has released the MedicineNet Pocket Drug Guide, a new handheld version of MedicineNet, Inc.'s (www.medicinenet.com) doctor-produced informational database informational database of 400+ monographs covering over 1,000 generic and branded names of the most popular U.S. medications. Beiks, with its innovative BDicty Dictionary Reader, now gives any user with a Palm OS or Pocket PC PDA convenient access to valuable drug information. The Pocket Drug Guide is available for immediate download in two versions for $9.95 and $17.95, with the latter version including a copy of BDicty Dictionary Reader Pro with the ability to add and edit articles.

"Every day, MedicineNet.com is used by individuals around the world who are concerned about their health or the health of those who matter to them," said Bobby Kolev, president of Beiks LLC. "We are excited to be able to bring this invaluable medical resource to our customers."

"The MedicineNet Pocket Drug Guide gives quick and convenient access to important information on common medications to mobile users. Each monograph is written in lay language to provide helpful insights for patients taking medications," stated William C. Shiel, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P, Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of MedicineNet.com.

With just a few taps on the screen of a PDA, users can perform keyword searches to quickly view drug information written and edited by MedicineNet's pharmacists and physicians. Topics covered in each drug monograph include:

  • Generic name
  • Brand name
  • Drug class and mechanism
  • Preparations
  • Storage
  • Prescribed for
  • Dosing
  • Drug interactions
  • Pregnancy and nursing mothers
  • Side effects
  • About MedicineNet, Inc.
    MedicineNet, Inc. is an online healthcare publishing company, creating proprietary consumer information that is 100% produced by a network of 70+ U.S. board-certified physicians. Since 1996, it has been the trusted source for easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information via its robust, user-friendly, interactive web site at www.medicinenet.com. The Doctors of MedicineNet are also proud to author the Webster's New WorldT Medical Dictionary now in its second edition, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    About Beiks LLC
    Beiks LLC (http://www.beiks.com) is a privately-held company with headquarters in Dallas. The company specializes in developing and distributing essential applications for mobile platforms such as Palm OSr, Windows CEr, Sharp Zaurusr and J2MEr. Founded in 1997, the company is best known for its BDicty Dictionary Reader, one of the most popular dictionaries for handheld devices on the market. Beiks' product list now includes a growing catalog of over 250 titles across all major mobile platforms. Those include the award-winning BDicty Dictionary Reader dictionary series, games such as NetWalk and Karateka, the Wall Street Financial Assistant business calculator, the Woman Calendar personal organizer and many others. The company's Medical Dictionary was honored as Best Medical Application in the Handango Champion Awards of 2003.

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    Public relations contact:

    Kevin Doel
    TalonPR, Inc.
    785-273-9660
    kevin@talonpr.com

     
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