CPS mobile app

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 56 , No. 10 , December 2014 , Pages 484-485 News

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) will no longer be distributing a free print edition of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS) to Canadian physicians. To ensure members continue to have access to this clinical tool, the CMA is providing residents and practising physicians free access to the RxTx Mobile App, which includes the CPS (Rx) as well as a bonus subscription to Drug Choices (Tx), the electronic version of the drug tables drawn from CPhA’s Compendium of Therapeutic Choices content. To learn more about the app, read the related blog on bcmj.org

To download the app onto your mobile device, look for your invitation e-mail from the CMA, which will include a link to a registration form. Once you receive the e-mail, click the link to register and download the app to your iOS or Android device.

If you have questions, e-mail the CMA’s member service centre at memberservicecentre@cma.ca or call 1 844 748-8017 (weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET).

. CPS mobile app. BCMJ, Vol. 56, No. 10, December, 2014, Page(s) 484-485 - News.

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