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Overview

Joyce A. Generali's Pharmacy Technician's Pocket Drug Reference provides your pharmacy technicians with five key pieces of drug information for approximately 1,200 of the most commonly prescribed drugs. Highly useful in a clinical setting, the latest edition includes the following:
• Detailed information: Generic Name (with pronunciation), Trade Name(s), Therapeutic Class, General Use(s), and Dosage Forms/Strengths for approximately 1,200 drug products.
• 93 drugs new to the market since the 6th edition.
• Top-200 oral and topical products by retail sales, most of the oral and topical products approved by the FDA since 1997, plus more than 250 of the top parenteral products.
• Appendices that include the top-200 drugs table, controlled substance schedules, common abbreviations used in prescriptions, and common conversions.
• Trade name index.

The book contains no figures.

Small and light enough to carry comfortably in a lab coat pocket, this book contains the five main pieces of information sought by a pharmacy technician about a drug product. For each of more than 500 of the most commonly prescribed drugs, the book provides generic name, brand name s, therapeutic class, general use s, and available dosage forms/strengths.

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Reviewer: Gina Chan, Pharm.D.(St. Joseph Medical Center)
Description: This small, compact drug reference contains information on 1,100 of the most commonly prescribed medications. This update includes an additional 87 medications that have come on the market since the previous edition was published in 2008.
Purpose: The book is arranged so that each medication is listed alphabetically according to generic name and provides information on pronunciation, trade name(s), therapeutic class, general FDA-approved therapeutic use(s), and commercially available dosage forms/strengths.
Audience: It is intended for use by pharmacy technicians, but pharmacy students and pharmacy interns may also it useful. It would be useful more so in the outpatient setting than in the inpatient setting. The editor has served as the primary author for several editions of this reference.
Features: This pocket reference provides only the five noted informational points for each medication. Medications are listed in alphabetical order by generic name and in the index by trade name. Two appendixes provide a brief description of controlled substance schedules and a list of the top 200 medications commonly prescribed in outpatient and inpatient settings. Injectable medications listed in this reference do not provide concentrations, and a few commonly used injectable medications are not listed.
Assessment: I can see how this book is useful in the outpatient setting as a quick reference. It provides information such as therapeutic class, but it does not provide the pharmacological class.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582121680
  • Publisher: APhA Publications
  • Publication date: 12/28/2012
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 275

Table of Contents

PrefaceAbbreviations Prescription Drugs A-Z Trade Name Index
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