• VIDAL Corporate (illustration cover)

    VIDAL, medical intelligence at the service of care


To provide healthcare professionals with services to contribute to the continuous improvement of care.

Acquisition and structuring of drug data.

Securing medical practices.

Design of decision support tools.

Integration with medical software.

Consultation of the news on the drug.

Over 100 years of innovation

  • 2021


    VIDAL selected with the Patient Project, to participate in the construction of My Health Space.

  • 2020

    MonEcho VIDAL


    VIDAL goes 100% digital with the end of the paper edition of the VIDAL Dictionary


    Launch of VIDAL Live, the online event platform for healthcare professionals.


    Design of the VIDAL Sécurisation module, a CE marked class 1 medical device intended for integration into business software


    VIDAL Group acquires the publisher MonEcho, leader in the French market for management software specializing in gynecology and obstetrics.

  • 2019

    VIADAL Sentinel (label)


    Launch of VIDAL Sentinel, the solution for continuous risk assessment of prescriptions
    The PIMPON Project (Prioritization of Drug Interactions by Clinical PONderation) is selected as one of the winners of the first Health Data Hub call for projects


    VIDAL Sentinel is awarded at the HIT Innovations Trophies in the Prevention and Diagnosis category


    Acquisition of WEDA, the leading software for online patient records

  • 2018

    2018 VIDAL Campus (logo card)

    March :

    Launch of VIDAL Campus, the VIDAL e-learning platform


    VIDAL Mobile version 5 application release


    VIDAL, digital partner of Medicosport Santé, the medical dictionary of sports disciplines

  • 2017

    VIDAL MedicaBase (logo card


    Launch by VIDAL, GIE-SIPS and CNHIM of MedicaBase, the interoperability repository for approved databases.

  • 2014

    2014 VIDAL 100e anniverssaire

    January :

    The dictionary VIDAL celebrates its 100 years.

    November :

    The VIDAL database obtains V2 approval from the French National Authority for Health.

  • 2013

    2013 VIDAL.fr

    March :

    VIDAL launches Vidal.fr, the online drug information portal for independent physicians.


    The British National Formulary (BNF) and the British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) are now accessible from the VIDAL Hoptimal application, the health information portal for healthcare institutions.

  • 2012

    2012 VIDAL Mobile


    VIDAL Blackberry app release.


    VIDAL integrates the parapharmacy in the new version of its mobile application.


    Launch of medEquiv, an Iphone application allowing to consult the foreign equivalences of 198,000 drugs in 30 countries.


    VIDAL Android application release.


    Launch of the 4th edition of VIDAL Recos.

  • 2010


    Publication of the “Guide to Food Supplements”.


    VIDAL launches VIDAL Online, the website reserved for private practitioners.


    VIDAL Iphone application release.


    Launch of VIDAL HOPTIMAL new generation.


    Publication of the “Guide to healing plants”.

  • 2009


    VIDAL launches EurékaSanté, the reference medical information website for the general public.


    Launch of the new VIDAL Officine website dedicated to the entire pharmacy team.


    Launch of the 3rd edition of the VIDAL Recos book, which has already sold more than 37,000 copies.

  • 2008


    Launch of the new generation of VIDAL Expert and availability of the VIDAL database on cell phones.


    VIDAL develops its multilingual platform and gains a foothold in the United Arab Emirates by signing a contract with the Abu Dhabi Military Hospitals.


    Launch of the new version of tarex.

  • 2007


    Launch of the VIDAL Recos website, a unique and innovative tool for finding the essentials on validated therapeutic recommendations.


    Creation of the VIDAL OFFICINE department.


    Launch of VIDAL News Officine, the electronic newsletter on drug news reserved for pharmacists.


    Launch of the 2nd edition of Recommendations and Practice; a new, fully updated edition enriched with 25 new topics.


    VIDAL launches its international multilingual platform and provides its data for Spain (Vademecum), Portugal (Simposium) and Belgium.

  • 2006

    March :

    Creation of the VIDAL HOPITAL department.

    April :

    Launch of the HOPTIMAL product, the Intranet solution dedicated to hospital practitioners.

  • 2005

    2005 VIDAL Expert


    Launch of VIDAL Expert, the most comprehensive drug solution for physicians.


    Launch of the pocket book Recommendations and Practice, a therapeutic decision support tool.

  • 2004


    UBM Medica (UBM plc) acquires the company VIDAL.

    November :

    Launch of VIDAL Dentaire, a CD-Rom specifically dedicated to dental surgeons.

  • 2003


    Launch of VIDALpda and availability of the entire VIDAL database on PDA.


    The Internet and Intranet publication of VIDAL databases is certified ISO 9001 version 2000.

  • 2002


    OVP-Editions du VIDAL and SEMP (Société d’Editions Médico-pharmaceutiques), publisher since 1941 of pharmaceutical databases mainly intended for pharmacists (OFFISEMP, TAREX, INPEX, DATASEMP, THERA, INVENTOREX, INSCRIPTEX), merge to create VIDAL S.A., a company of the MediMedia France group.

  • 2001

    The Internet publication of VIDAL databases is certified ISO 9001 version 2000.

  • 2000

    October 30:

    OVP-Editions du Vidal is certified ISO 9002 for its activities of:

    • documentary watch and production of new data,
    • updating and publication on the Internet of databases and information on medicines.
  • 1999

    May 1999 to October 2000:

    Launch of a new collection of books specially designed and intended for health professionals: The VIDAL Concepts collection.

    May :

    The Professional Guide for Midwives

    September :

    Odonto-Stomatology - Practical Prescription Guide

    October 2000:

    Pediatrics - Practical Guide to Medication.

  • 1998

    OVP joins the Havas group, the leading European group specialized in publishing and multimedia.

  • 1997

    MEDIAVIDAL is born.
    This CD-Rom containing all the information on the drug, compatible with Mac-PC, is offered to all health professionals and receives wide approval from them.

  • 1995

    OVP launches a drug dictionary for the general public: the “VIDAL du particulier”, which will become the “VIDAL de la famille” in 1998.

  • 1989

    OVP opens up to computer technology: presentation of the VIDAL CD-ROM edition 0.

  • 1986

    OVP participates in the edition of the Italian reference book.

  • 1979

    The DIDOT-BOTTIN group takes control of OVP. This operation allows the development of new reference databases on paper and on computer.nThe DIDOT-BOTTIN group takes control of OVP. This operation allows the development of new reference databases on paper and on computer.

  • 1976

    The “VIDAL Dictionary” is officially promoted as a “reference work” in France: the “Alexandre Commission”, created by Simone VEIL (French Minister of Health), is responsible for revising and validating the monographs included in the VIDAL.

  • 1961

    1961 VIDAL dictionnaire

    The 37th edition of the “Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Specialties” becomes the “VIDAL Dictionary”.

  • 1914

    1914 premier dictionnaire VIDAL

    These files are gathered in the first “Dictionary of pharmaceutical specialties”. It includes 336 monographs and a pharmaceutical classification (131 laboratories present). Price of the book : 3 gold francs.

  • 1911

    Louis VIDAL creates the company OVP (Office de Vulgarisation Pharmaceutique) and the first network of medical visitors in the world, acting on behalf of laboratories.