It’s not hard to see where this Pickka Health Product Advisor is going in terms of a revenue harvest. Install on your smartphone or iPhone, enter in your symptoms and the free program will give advice on a range of suitable medical products. Y’know, cough syrups and stuff. The fact that all the recommendations are done via brand names spells it out of course, so treat it with some suspicious minds, peeps. You can try it out on the web site too, by clicking on the big friendly OTC icon.
In the interests of fair and balanced reporting I’ll throw in the ADAM Symptom Navigator web application here which is smartphone format friendly. It’s a bit random (you won’t find coughs in there for instance) but it’s free and useful for certain circumstances. Finally don’t forget WebMD Mobile for the iPhone which includes treatments and First Aid essentials. Hopefully they’ll make it available for more platforms soon.