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First Databank, Inc.

First Databank (FDB), a subsidiary of Hearst Corporation, provides drug knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise medication-related decisions. We offer more than three decades of experience in transforming drug knowledge into actionable, targeted, and effective solutions that improve patient safety and healthcare outcomes.

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FDB (First Databank) helps transform drug information into actionable drug knowledge solutions that deliver a tangible difference in improving healthcare. We partner with our system developer customers to integrate our drug information to improve user workflow, enhance clinical decision making at the point-of-need, and help reduce the incidence of medication errors and adverse drug events.

At FDB, a dedication to making a difference in healthcare underlies everything we do. We understand both the human cost of medication errors and the fact that our drug knowledge and related solutions can play a significant role in their prevention. As a result, we are focused on achieving our vision of “a world free of medication errors” – an aspiration that unites our employees behind a common purpose.

Developing, maintaining and implementing integrated drug knowledge is a highly complex endeavor and for more than 30 years has been our sole focus and specialty. During our company history, we have worked with hundreds of systems developers to make drug information executable at the point of need.
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South San Francisco, CA


281 US Employees


Vendor Serving Healthcare Industry

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