0 includes more than thirty items of drug information, including three books of over-the-counter and prescription drug monographs
(one focused on pediatric and neonatal patients); one herbal monograph source; books focusing on pregnancy and lactation, poisoning or toxicology, laboratory tests, evidence-based information on diseases, and new drugs and drugs in development; the Physician's Desk Reference; RED BOOK (drug pricing); patient care handouts; and interactive tools including twenty clinical calculators, oral or topical drug interactions, intravenous compatibility, and pill identification.
The concise, easy-to-read "micro" drug monographs
contain basic information about each drug.
This is particularly troublesome, as it would seem natural to include the most well-characterized and useful information in a drug monograph
The latest edition of the Drag Information Handbook covers 1,339 comprehensive drug monographs
that contain up to 33 key fields of information.
At the time of this review (May 2013), the product has 542 journals, 1,104 books, 4,349 guidelines, 2,939 drug monographs
, 9,122 patient education handouts, 18,209 videos, and 4,003,172 images.
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 drug manufacturer may wish to alter the conditions of use in an OTC drug monograph
Organized alphabetically by generic name and cross-referenced by brand, each drug monograph
lists each drug's supplier, all available strengths, forms and package sizes, NDC (National Drug Code) number, and average wholesale price.
Organized alphabetically, each drug monograph
details the clinical use, dose in normal renal function, pharmacokinetics, metabolism, dose in renal impairment and renal replacement therapy, drug interactions, administration, and other information.
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.