Epocrates Inc., a vendor of software to access drug reference information via mobile computing devices, has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell up to $75 million in a public offering of stock.

The San Mateo, Calif.-based company plans to use proceeds to pay $27.2 million in dividends to preferred Series B stockholders, and for general corporate purposes that could include acquisitions. The company is developing an "affordable" electronic health records system for solo and small physician practices.

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