NeoFax® Neonatology Drug and Enteral Nutrition Reference Book Discontinued in Print Format as of June 2012; Now Available Via the Web by Subscription

NeoFax Evidence-based Clinical Decision Support Now Available as Web-based Solution with Powerful Calculators and the Most Up-to-Date Neonatal Information

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--()--Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, today announced the discontinuation of the print format of the NeoFax® drug and enteral nutrition reference handbook. Previously distributed through online and retail book sellers by Physician Desk Reference Inc (PDR), the printed version of the manual available now is the “Updated Twenty-Fourth Edition, NeoFax 2011.” The book was last published in June 2011. As of June 2012, the print format of the manual will not be updated, reprinted or further distributed in book form. Instead, the company will focus solely on the continued enhancement and distribution of its Web-based installed and online solution, available through a subscription to individuals, and to institutions through enterprise licensing subscriptions. The Micromedex® NeoFax Online and Premier subscriber-solutions include many enhancements which were not available in the printed book. For a limited time, NeoFax Online will be available to new subscribers at introductory pricing. Please visit for more information.

NeoFax has been the trusted source of neonatal drug information for more than 20 years, covering more than 180 drugs commonly used to treat neonates. Many of these drugs and their indications for use in the neonatal population are considered off-label, making this resource invaluable for clinicians caring for this vulnerable population. The NeoFax Solution addresses the essential needs of neonatal medical professionals to appropriately prescribe, calculate dosing, formulate and administer critical drug therapy and parenteral nutrition for neonates. As a result, NeoFax is the established source of clinical decision support in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) around the world. As the foremost drug and nutrition support solution, NeoFax aids in the treatment of neonates and helps to improve patient safety. By eliminating the need to do manual calculations and providing warning messages for dosing or nutrition orders that fall outside of guidelines, NeoFax helps to reduce errors. NeoFax also improves efficiencies by decreasing the time spent calculating and ordering medication and parenteral nutrition.

The NeoFax Web-based Solution, first made available in September 2006, is currently used by more than 1,100 hospitals and health systems in the United States and internationally. This solution provides hospitals and neonatal clinicians with additional tools and more regularly updated content than the printed NeoFax manual.

“NeoFax Premier is intuitive, reliable, and easily customizable to your institution’s concentrations and dosing. Unlike using a printed reference book, NeoFax provides us with powerful calculator warning messages for any abnormal ranges, to help our clinicians avoid costly errors and make confident decisions. These tools provide the peace of mind we need when caring for our most vulnerable patients,” said Jennifer Spiegel RNC, BSN, MAS, NICU Nurse Manager, Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

NeoFax Online and Premier Solutions provide clinicians with the tools to make accurate and informed treatment decisions, while minimizing errors in this vulnerable patient population. Using the NeoFax Solutions, clinicians can safely and accurately provide patient- and indication-specific drug dosing, perform parenteral nutrition calculations, and access trusted, evidence-based, neonatal-specific drug information.

Features Available in the Web-based NeoFax Online and NeoFax Premier Include:

  • Drug dosing calculators for every drug available in the NeoFax Solutions
    • Age- and indication-specific, including out-of-range warning messages for all values including dose, interval, concentration and administration.
  • Quarterly content updates for new and existing medications
    • Seamless updates without service interruption and without the need of hospital IT resources.
  • Comparison tables for enteral nutrition information
    • Side-by-side tabular comparisons of up to 3 formulas.
  • Unlimited access for all clinicians within a subscribing organization
    • Online and mobile access for physicians, ED, nurses, nutritionists, and pharmacists in the NICU, or pharmacists in the hospital pharmacy.
  • Access drugs by generic or brand name, or by selecting a drug category
  • Inline citations to new monographs and updated content as it appears

In addition to our NeoFax Solutions, Micromedex® Pediatrics Solution is also now available. Pediatrics leverages the NeoFax application, but is for infants and children ages 29 days to 18 years. Both the NeoFax and Pediatrics Solutions can be added to an existing Micromedex® subscription. For information on NeoFax or Pediatrics Online or Premier, please call 1-888-612-2964 or visit

About Truven Health Analytics:

Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical companies have relied on its solutions for over 30 years. Truven Health Analytics combines deep clinical, financial and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better, collaborating with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. Truven Health Analytics employs approximately 2,200 people worldwide and has its principal offices in Ann Arbor, Chicago and Denver.

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Truven Health Analytics
Andrea Lashnits, 303-486-9160

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NeoFax Neonatology Drug and Enteral Nutrition Reference Book Discontinued in Print Format as of June 2012; Now Available Via the Web by Subscription


Truven Health Analytics
Andrea Lashnits, 303-486-9160