MONTVALE, N.J. — Unless they’re doctors themselves, patients typically don’t have the expertise of someone who went to medical school. But the company that publishes the reference book doctors look to for information about prescription drugs is helping to share some of the knowledge.
PDR Network, publisher of the “Physicians’ Desk Reference,” announced Wednesday the launch of the PDR Consumer Book imprint and its first title, the “PDR Consumer Guide to Prescription Drugs,” a reference that provides information about prescription drugs in a way that’s easier for consumers to read and understand.
“We are very excited to launch this new imprint and new title for those consumers who take an active interest in all aspects of their health,” PDR Network SVP Andrew Gelman said. “This guide allows consumers to better understand the medications they are taking, empowering them to partner with their physicians to optimize their well-being.”
The book, which includes a forward by Preventive Medicine Research Institute president and New York Times best-selling author Dean Ornish, will be available in bookstores, through online retailers and PDR’s consumer drug information portal, PDRhealth.com.