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Part 3, Chapter 7:  Manual Appendix F

Recommendation Core References


The drug information library of pharmacies at all facilities shall be adequate for the needs of the facility as determined by the scope and size of the facility.  At least one reference from each category shall be available.  References preceded by an asterisk (*) must available at the facility.  Only the most current edition of major references shall be maintained.  Reference monographs more than two years old and textbooks more than five years old are of very limited value.  Each pharmacy service shall include drug information references in the annual budget request.

GENERAL REVIEW MONOGRAPHS

* American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information
AHFS DI

* United States Phamacopia Drug Information
USPDI
* Martindale:  The Extra Pharmacopia
edited by JEG Reynolds

* Physicians Desk Reference
published annually by Medical Economics

DRUG INTERACTION REFERENCES

* Drug Interactions
P Hansten and J Horn

* Drug Information Facts
published by Facts and Comparisons

COMPARATIVE DRUG EVALUATION REFERENCES

* Approved Drug Products With Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (The Orange Book)
published by FDA

* Facts and Comparisons

* Drug Evaluations
published by the American Medical Association

NONPRESCRIPTION DRUGS

* Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs
published by the American Phamaceutical Association

DRUGS USED IN PREGNANCY AND LACTATION

* Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation
published by Wilkins and Wilkins

DRUG THERAPY NEWSLETTERS

* Facts and Comparisons Drug Newsletter
published monthly by Facts and Comparisons

* Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
published by the Medical Letter Inc.

* harmacist's Letter
published by the Therapeutic Research Center

PHARMACOLOGY REFERENCE

* Goodman and Gilmans Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
edited by A.G. Goodman, published by Macmillan

PARENTERALS

* Handbook of Injectable Drugs
Lawrence Trissel, published by American Society of Hospital Pharmacists

MEDICAL DICTIONARY

* A current edition of a medical dictionary shall be available.

PHARMACOKINETICS

* Applied Pharmacokinetics:  Principles of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Basic Clinical Pharmacokinetics ME Winter, published by Applied Therapeutics, Inc.

THERAPEUTICS

* Applied Therapeutics:  The Clinical Use of Drugs
edited by L Young and M Koda-Kimbl, published by Applied Therapeutics, Inc.e

* Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
edited by ET Herfindal and DR Gourley
published by Williams and Wilkins

* Manual of Medical Therapeutics
(The Washington Manual)
published by Little Brown and Co.

* Pharmacotherapeutics:  A Pathophysiologic Approach
edited by J DePiro, R Talbert, P Hayes, G Yee and LM Posey
published by Elsevier

ANTIBIOTICS AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE

* Manual of Antibiotics and Infectious Disease
JE Conte and SL Barriere
published by Lea and Febiger

* The Medical Letter Handbook of Antimicrobial Agents
published by the Medical Letter

PEDIATRIC DRUG THERAPY

* The Harriet Lane Handbook
edited by PC Rowe
published by Yearbook Medical Publishers

* The Pediatric Drug Handbook
WE Benitz and DE Tatro
published by Yearbook Medical Publishers

INTERNAL MEDICINE

* Cecil Textbook of Internal Medicine
edited by P Beeson and W McDermott
published by Saunders

* Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
edited by E Braunwald et al
published by McGraw Hill

MANAGEMENT OF POISONINGS

* Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdoses
LM Haddad and JF Winchester
published by Saunders

* Clinical Toxicology of Commercial Products
MN Gosselin, HR Hodge and RP Smith
published by Williams and Wilkins

* Handbook of Poisonings
RO Dreisbach and WO Robertson
published by Appleton and Lange

* Toxicologic Emergencies
MJ Bayer, R Rumack and LA Wanke
published by Prentice Hall

JOURNALS

A drug information library shall include appropriate journals.  Normally these include one or more general medical journals, selected clinical pharmacy journals and other journals which meet the information needs of the facility.  Journals commonly cited to be included are the following:

American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy

American Journal of Medicine

Annals of Internal Medicine

Clinical Pharmacy

Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy

Journal of the American Medical Association

New England Journal of Medicine

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES TO BE CONSIDERED ACCORDING TO LOCAL NEEDS AND AVAILABLE RESOURCES

* A Clinical Manual of Adverse Drug Reactions
Matthews SJ, Cersosimo RJ, Schneiweiss F
published by Appleton and Lange

* Computerized Clinical Information System (CCIS)
Micromedex, Inc. (or other companies providing similar systems)

* The Formulary and Formulary Information Exchange (FIX)
The Formulary, Inc.

* Handbook of Clinical Drug Data
JE Knoben and PO Anderson
published by Harvey Whitney Books

* Iowa Drug Information System (IDIS)
The University of Iowa

* Principles and Practice of Infectious Disease
edited by GL Mandell, RG Douglas and JE Bennett
published by Johns Wiley and Sons

* Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases
(The Red Book)
American Academy of Pediatrics

* The Use of Antibiotics
A Kucers and J McBennett

The pharmacy service shall have available the current Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunizations of the Centers for Disease Control as published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR).  The lead articles from MMWR (including immunization recommendations) are published weekly in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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