Pharmacy Technician's Pocket Drug Reference, The / Edition 5

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Small and light enough to carry comfortably in a lab coat pocket, The Pharmacy Technician's Pocket Drug Reference contains the fi ve main pieces of drug information that a pharmacy technician seeks. For each of more than 1,000 of the most commonly prescribed drugs-including
59 drugs new to the market since the fourth edition- the book provides generic name (with pronunciation), trade name(s), therapeutic class, general FDA approved therapeutic use(s), and commercially available dosage forms/strengths.
Key Features:
• Five pieces of information on each of more than 1,000 drug products: Generic Name (with pronunciation), Trade Name(s), Therapeutic Class, General Use(s), and Dosage Forms/Strengths
• The top 200 oral and topical products by retail sales, most oral and topical products approved by the FDA since 1997, plus approximately 100 of the top parenteral products
• Trade name index
• A top-200 drugs table providing generic and trade names and general uses

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: Richard P Berardi, RPh, BSc, MHA (Temple University Hospital)
Description: This is a handy reference guide designed to provide concise basic drug information for use by pharmacy technicians.
Purpose: This is intended as a drug reference comprised of basic knowledge for pharmacy technician. The updated version is needed as new drugs constantly are being added.
Audience: The author produces an accurate, credible representation of drugs currently available in the U.S. marketplace.
Features: This relatively complete guide contains valuable information designed to assist the technician in understanding the class, uses, and available dosage forms for drugs available in the U.S.
Assessment: This is a useful reference for the day-to-day activities of a pharmacy technician. The update is necessary with the dynamic drug market.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582121239
  • Publisher: APhA Publications
  • Publication date: 12/30/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceAbbreviations Prescription Drugs A-Z Trade Name Index
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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    Doesn't have a list of controls.

    Very handy, especially when working as technician and studying for pharmacy school. However, it does not have any list of controls, or control categories. It explains what they are, though.

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