Appendix H: Drug Information Resources by Category

General Drug Information

AHFS Drug Information (

Drug Information Handbook

Facts & Comparisons (

Lexi-Comp Online (

Micromedex DRUGDEX (

Physicians' Desk Reference

UpToDate (

Adverse Drug Reactions and Specific Uses

Clinical Alerts (

Davies's Textbook of Adverse Drug Reactions

Institute for Safe Medication Practices (

Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs

Side Effects of Drugs Annual

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) MedWatch Program (

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (

Chemical and Physical Properties

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Merck Index

Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy

Textbook of Organic, Medicinal, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

United States Pharmacopeia-National Formulary USP Dictionary


Allen's Compounded Formulations

Handbook on Extemporaneous Formulations

International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (

Trissel's Stability of Compounded Formulations

Drug Interactions

Drug Interaction Facts

Evaluation of Drug Interactions

Facts & Comparisons (

Hansten and Horn's Drug Interactions Analysis and Management

Lexi-Comp Online (

Liverpool HIV Pharmacology Group (

Micromedex DRUG-REAX (

Foreign Drugs

British National Formulary (

The British Pharmacopoeia (

Drug Facts and Comparisons (Canadian Trade Name Index)

electronics Medicines Compendium (eMC) (

Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference

Micromedex Index Nominum (

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (


Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (

Concepts in Immunology and Immunotherapeutics

Immunization Action Coalition (

ImmunoFacts (

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (

Infectious Disease

Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Disease

Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy

Intravenous Compatibility and Stability

Guide to Parenteral Admixtures

Handbook on Injectable Drugs (Trissel's)

Micromedex IV Index ( (Trissel's)

Trissel's Tables of Physical Compatibility

King Guide to Parenteral Admixtures

Investigational Drugs

CenterWatch (

Facts & Comparisons (

ImmunoFacts (

Inteleos (

National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials Database (

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (

Laboratory Tests

Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data

Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

Laboratory Test Handbook

Legal and Regulatory Issues

Code of Federal Regulations (Title 21) (

Guide to Federal Pharmacy Law

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (

Pharmacy Law Digest

United States Pharmacopeia-National Formulary

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (

USP DI Volume III: Approved Drug Products and Legal Requirements

World Health Organization (

Literature Search Databases






Ovid (

PsycINFO (

Manufacturer Information

American Drug Index

Drug Topics Red Book

Facts & Comparisons (

Inteleos (

Manufacturer Web sites (various)

Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference

Micromedex (

Mosby's GenRX

Physicians' Desk Reference

New Drug Approvals

CenterWatch (

Drugs@FDA (

Medical Letter (

Pharmacist's Letter (

The Pink Sheet (

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (

Nonpharmacologic Use

Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs

Herbs of Choice

National Center for Alternative and Complementary Medicine (

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements (

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (

PDR for Nonprescription Drugs and Dietary Supplements

The Review of Natural Products

The Complete German Commission E Monographs

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition's Dietary Supplements (

Patient Counseling

MD Consult (

Medication Teaching Manual (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

Micromedex CareNotes (

Professional's Guide to Patient Drug Facts

UpToDate (


Applied Pharmacokinetics

Clinical Pharmacokinetics


Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications

Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basic of Therapeutics

Melmon and Morrelli's Clinical Pharmacology

Principles of Pharmacology

Textbook of Pharmacology

Poisoning and Toxicology

Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose

Clinical Toxicology of Drugs

Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies

Handbook of Poisoning

Micromedex POISINDEX (

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory Oxford University (

Poisoning and Toxicology Compendium

Principles of Clinical Toxicology

ToxNet (

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Integrated Risk Information System (

Pregnancy and Lactation

Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession

Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation

Drugs in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (

Micromedex REPRORISK (

Product Identification

American Drug Index

Drug Information Online (

Drug Topics Red Book

Facts & Comparisons (

Ident-A-Drug (

Micromedex IDENTIDEX (

RxList (

Renal Dose Adjustments

Drug Prescribing in Renal Failure (

Handbook of Dialysis

Shortage Information

ASHP Drug Shortage Center (

Drug wholesaler Web sites (various)

FDA Drug Shortage Resource Center (

Specific Patient Population: Geriatric

Drug Therapy in the Elderly

Geriatric Dosage Handbook

Therapeutics in the Elderly

Specific Patient Population: Pediatric

The Harriet Lane Handbook

Lexi-Comp's Pediatric Dosage Handbook

Micromedex NeoFax (

Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Principles and Practice of Pediatrics

Teddy Bear Book: Pediatric Injectable Drugs

Therapeutics and Drug Therapy

Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs Cecil Textbook of Medicine

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine

Medical Letter (

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (

Pharmacist's Letter (

Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach

Textbook of Therapeutics: Drug and Disease Management

The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics