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*provides standards for ID, quality, strength, & purity of substances.
- US Pharmacopeia (USP)
- and the National Formulatory (NF)
USAN name, pronunciation guide, chemical form., chem. name, brand name, manufacturer, registry #, & therapuetic category for over 1,000 drugs
USP Dictionary of USAN & International Drug Names
Quick comparison of brand and gen. names & checking availability of strengths and dosage forms.
abbr, tables, norm lab results, glossary, man's address
All drugs in US, edit yearly
American Drug Index
American Hospital Formulatory Service, Drug Information
Official reference for major organizations.
standard reference in many pharmacies.
Drug Interaction Facts
Most useful for drug interactions.
Drug Facts and Comparisons
Includes most current FDA approved package insert info & cross comparison tables of similar drugs
Handbook for Injectable Drugs
Compatibility of injectable drugs
Handbook of Nonprescription drugs
OTC drugs, 3 major advantages, questions for pts, selection guide, teaching info
Martindale - The Complete Drug Reference
drugs in current use worldwide + herbs
Natural Medicines Comprehension Database
Gold standard reference for over 1,000 herbal meds
Physician's Desk Reference PDR
MEDWATCH forms (voluntary FDA program for reporting drug a/e by healthcare professionals.
PDR 5 sections
- 1 G Man's index
- 2 w brand/generic name index
- 3 g product category
- 4 g product ID Guide
- 5 w '' info
brief comments on new drug products and findings
Fed law required info FDA approved in ea package of product, website
articles of drugs, updates, considerations, not as reliable
growing source, cd, mobile, internet
eg: Davis Drug Guide, National Library of Medicine
Nsg Drug Handbooks
3 vol. set
- 1 - health professional
- 2 - pt in lay terms
- 3 - fda approved drug list
source of pt info
Tyler's Honest Herbal
current herb therapy, lay terms