Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists, Fourth Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Aug 17, 2011 - Medical - 1192 pages
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Everything pharmacists need to know about drug information management

Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists, Fourth Edition teaches students and professionals how to research, interpret, evaluate, collate, and disseminate drug information in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Updated throughout, the book also addresses other important issues such as the legal and ethical considerations of providing information, how to respond to requests for information, and how to determine what information should be made available.

Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists, Fourth Edition covers essential topics such as:

  • Formulating effective responses and recommendations for information
  • Evaluation of drug literature
  • The application of statistical analysis in the biomedical sciences
  • Drug evaluation monographs
  • Adverse drug reactions
  • Medication and patient safety
  • Investigational drugs

New to this edition:

  • Five new chapters: “Policy Development, Project Design, and Implementation,” “Drug Information in Ambulatory Care,” “Drug Information and Contemporary Community Pharmacy Practice,” “Drug Information Education and Training,” and “Pharmaceutical Industry and Regulatory Affairs: Opportunities for Drug Information Specialists”
  • Key Concepts have been added to the beginning of each chapter and are identified with icons in the chapter text
  • Case Studies and multiple-choice questions have been added to most chapters
Twenty-two appendices include: Drug Consultation Request Form, Performing a PubMedŽ Search, Questions for Assessing Clinical Trials, and Questions to Consider for Critique of Primary Literature.

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction to the Concept of Medication Information
1
A Structured Approach
35
Chapter Three Drug Information Resources
59
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Patrick M. Malone, PharmD, FASHP
The University of Findlay
School of Pharmacy
Findlay, Ohio

Karen L. Kier, PhD, MSc, RPh
Ohio Northern University
College of Pharmacy
Ada, Ohio

John E. Stanovich, RPh
Ohio Northern University
College of Pharmacy
Ada, Ohio

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