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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Heather Huang, MD (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)
Description: This is a peer-reviewed, pocket-sized drug reference.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide "health professionals with focused, core prescribing information in a convenient, organized, and concise fashion."
Audience: This pocket reference is intended for any healthcare provider who is involved with prescribing medications.
Features: This book provides up-to-date prescribing information in a concise, organized fashion and covers medications used by every specialty. It discusses medications by drug category as well as organ system while providing information on drug-dosing, metabolism, relative cost, safety in pregnancy and lactation, and DEA controlled status.
Assessment: This drug reference is a classic that should be in every clinician's coat pocket. Concise, organized, and easy to use, it is packed with information — the essentials. This edition is updated with information on the H1N1 vaccine and influence antivirals.