Drug Facts and Comparisons 2013

Drug Facts and Comparisons 2013

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Drug Facts and Comparisons provides up-to-date, comprehensive information on over 22,000 Rx and 6,000 OTC products grouped by therapeutic category for ease of comparison. Drug Facts and Comparisons answers questions about actions, indications and contraindications; warnings and precautions; drug interactions; adverse reactions; administration, dosage, and

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Drug Facts and Comparisons provides up-to-date, comprehensive information on over 22,000 Rx and 6,000 OTC products grouped by therapeutic category for ease of comparison. Drug Facts and Comparisons answers questions about actions, indications and contraindications; warnings and precautions; drug interactions; adverse reactions; administration, dosage, and overdosage; pregnancy and lactation; and patient information. Comparisons include drug to drug; dosage forms; name brands to name brands and generics. Facts and comparisons are also provided for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention biologicals and antiparasitic drugs; IV solutions; therapeutic and diagnostic ophthalmic preparations; diagnostic aids; and combination cancer chemotherapy regimens.

This hardbound edition includes the Drug Identifier 2013 CD-ROM, the premier tool for drug identification. Ensure accuracy by searching more than 10,000 color images in seconds. Search by drug name, imprint, NDC code, color, shape, manufacturer, coating, scoring, clarity, and flavor.

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Reviewer: Melissa M. Ranieri, BS, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This 67th edition of an annual drug information reference designed for comparing and evaluating drugs by therapeutic use includes 26 new drug monographs.
Purpose: Organized into chapters by therapeutic use, the book provides individual drug monographs as well as a detailed comparison of similar agents. This is a unique pharmacy resource unlike any other. A reference specifically designed for comparison is very useful when making drug recommendations in practice, particularly when available options are limited by a formulary. It is comprehensive, organized, and allows healthcare practitioners to quickly reference drug information and make informed choices about which therapeutic agents to use in a class.
Audience: Any healthcare practitioner recommending or prescribing drugs in their daily practice will find this useful, including pharmacists, physicians, and nurse practitioners. Institutions working within a medication formulary, such as hospitals or retail pharmacy providers, can use it to compare available agents and make informed choices. The contributors and editorial panel are distinguished professors, leaders, and experts in the fields of medicine and pharmacy. Thus, the content is current, accurate, thorough, and objective.
Features: The 14 chapters are divided into groups and subgroups, organized by therapeutic drug class. This allows comparison of agents with very similar uses. The first page of each chapter is a detailed outline of its layout. The comprehensive index enables quick referencing of information by specific drug, including brand or generic names. Prescribing information is presented in drug monograph format, with bolded titles and tables that help readers find information easily. General information for a particular drug class is outlined at the beginning of each chapter, followed by specific information for individual agents. Charts are particularly helpful in listing all marketed drugs in a class, along with FDA-approved and unlabeled uses. For off-label recommendations, ratings note the level of evidence for each therapeutic use. Pharmacokinetic properties, drug interactions, and adverse reactions are also presented in table format where indicated, allowing for quick referencing and comparison. One caveat is that this may not be the best option when searching for general drug monograph information, as it is specifically designed to enable comparison of individual agents. However, in terms of comparing and evaluating similar agents by class, it is the most useful and reliable resource available.
Assessment: This edition succeeds again in offering a timely and comprehensive drug database designed for comparison of individual drugs by class. Currently, it is the only pharmacy reference available for evaluating agents in this fashion. It is perhaps most useful for busy practitioners making drug recommendations within a formulary; it allows for informed decision making and allows for easy substitution of agents.
Reviewer: Melissa M. Ranieri, BS, PharmD (Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description: This 67th edition of an annual drug information reference designed for comparing and evaluating drugs by therapeutic use includes 26 new drug monographs.
Purpose: Organized into chapters by therapeutic use, the book provides individual drug monographs as well as a detailed comparison of similar agents. This is a unique pharmacy resource unlike any other. A reference specifically designed for comparison is very useful when making drug recommendations in practice, particularly when available options are limited by a formulary. It is comprehensive, organized, and allows healthcare practitioners to quickly reference drug information and make informed choices about which therapeutic agents to use in a class.
Audience: Any healthcare practitioner recommending or prescribing drugs in their daily practice will find this useful, including pharmacists, physicians, and nurse practitioners. Institutions working within a medication formulary, such as hospitals or retail pharmacy providers, can use it to compare available agents and make informed choices. The contributors and editorial panel are distinguished professors, leaders, and experts in the fields of medicine and pharmacy. Thus, the content is current, accurate, thorough, and objective.
Features: The 14 chapters are divided into groups and subgroups, organized by therapeutic drug class. This allows comparison of agents with very similar uses. The first page of each chapter is a detailed outline of its layout. The comprehensive index enables quick referencing of information by specific drug, including brand or generic names. Prescribing information is presented in drug monograph format, with bolded titles and tables that help readers find information easily. General information for a particular drug class is outlined at the beginning of each chapter, followed by specific information for individual agents. Charts are particularly helpful in listing all marketed drugs in a class, along with FDA-approved and unlabeled uses. For off-label recommendations, ratings note the level of evidence for each therapeutic use. Pharmacokinetic properties, drug interactions, and adverse reactions are also presented in table format where indicated, allowing for quick referencing and comparison. One caveat is that this may not be the best option when searching for general drug monograph information, as it is specifically designed to enable comparison of individual agents. However, in terms of comparing and evaluating similar agents by class, it is the most useful and reliable resource available.
Assessment: This edition succeeds again in offering a timely and comprehensive drug database designed for comparison of individual drugs by class. Currently, it is the only pharmacy reference available for evaluating agents in this fashion. It is perhaps most useful for busy practitioners making drug recommendations within a formulary; it allows for informed decision making and allows for easy substitution of agents.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574393385
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/17/2012
Edition description:
Sixty-Seventh
Pages:
4176
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 3.10(d)

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