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The latest edition of the Drag Information Handbook covers 1,339 comprehensive drug monographs
that contain up to 33 key fields of information.
There are icons that can be clicked on to hear the pronunciation (requires a sound card) of some drug names or drug group names and to jump to other sections of the drug monograph
. A list of common brand names can be accessed from the Basic Information section.
This is particularly troublesome, as it would seem natural to include the most well-characterized and useful information in a drug monograph
. Leaving out known information that could influence diagnosis and therapy is a problem regardless of the type of information: omitting the information for the most commonly prescribed products increases the chance of uninformed prescribing, including the potential for under-and overdosing, and extreme side effects due to drug-gene interactions.
A drug manufacturer may wish to alter the conditions of use in an OTC drug monograph
. There are three mechanisms by which a drug manufacturer, or any other interested party, can amend an OTC drug final monograph:
The printers allow a drug monograph
to be given to every patient, Wilson notes.
One can certainly retrieve a drug monograph
more quickly with the Pocket PDR than with the PDR.
While the majority of the content from the physical book can be found in these five tabs, Wolters Kluwer has also integrated several other products from its catalog into the website, including content from 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, Rosen & Parkin's 5Minute Emergency Medicine Consult, 5-Minute Consult Clinical Companion to Women's Health, Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures, and A Practical Guide to Joint & Soft Tissue Injection; drug monographs
from Facts & Comparisons; laboratory test interpretation from Wallach's Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests; patient handouts from Lexicomp; and International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10, ICD-9, and SNOMED codes.
In Germany, this process took place from 1983 to 1994 in connection with the entry into force of the Pharmaceuticals Act (1978) and was documented in writing by the Commission E in the form of drug monographs
- New drug pricing field in pediatric and neonatal drug monographs
to improve workflow efficiency