AHFS Drug Information 2014

AHFS Drug Information 2014

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Written and published by pharmacists and reviewed by over 500 experts, AHFS Drug Information(R) (AHFS DI) is the most comprehensive evidence-based source of drug information complete with therapeutic guidelines and off-label uses. The only print compendium designated by the US Congress, AHFS DI is also the only reference published by a professional and scientific society - ensuring it is the most authoritative and best-selling reference trusted by pharmacists for 55 years. 700,000 Adverse Drug Events occur every year. The majority of these are preventable. AHFS DI is a must-have resource to have at your fingertips. Its detailed and comprehensive drug monographs deliver valuable information and therapeutic guidelines to even the most complex questions. Don't waste time searching other references when you know you will always find the answer you can trust to be accurate inside-every time. Don't you owe it to yourself, your profession, and your patients? Inside find peer-reviewed monographs that cover: Expanded and revised content, featuring critical new monograph updates every year Interactions, adverse reactions, cautions, and more Therapeutic recommendations supported by evidence from primary research Preparations, chemistry, and stability Pharmacology and pharmacokinetics Prescription, OTC, ophthalmic and dermatologic drugs Extensive, off-label uses and dosing options Vaccines and other immunizing agents As always, there is a strong focus on safe and effective use of drugs. Hundreds of monographs have been updated for FDA's MedWatch alerts, risk evaluation mitigation strategies (REMS), and other critical safety information.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 4 pages
  • 228 x 276 x 76mm | 3,659.94g
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Bethesda, United States
  • English
  • 2014 ed.
  • 1585283800
  • 9781585283804
  • 985,885

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"AHFS Drug Information 2014""Various Authors" The Pharmaceutical Journal, 2014, Volume293, Page 20 [REVIEWER'S EXPERT OPINION] Laurence A. Goldberg This book sets out to provide an evidence-based foundation for safe and effective drug therapy. With the publication of the current edition, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has continued to build on this foundation by providing a resource that focuses on the essential evidence-based information that will allow pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers to access quickly, in a straight-forward manner, the specific guidance needed to prescribe and monitor drug therapy safely and effectively. This book is a collection of drug monographs on almost every single drug entity available in the US. Drug monographs are arranged by the AHFS Pharmacologic-Therapeutic Classification. Each easy-to-use monograph offers access to knowledge that is critical at the point of care. It contains a concise overview of the drug's uses (both labelled and off-label) and an easily navigated list of doses specific to each use, age group, route of administration and special population (eg, patients with hepatic or renal impairment). Important cautionary information follows a structured outline with numerous subdivisions of information to help the reader in locating specific contraindications, warnings, sensitivity alerts, safety in pregnancy and in breastfeeding women, drug interactions, etc. Subscribers to the print version of this book will have free access to ASHP's companion website. This text is soft backed with flimsy pages that are likely to become easily damaged with constant use. It is, however, an easy-to-use and valuable reference source. One important attribute is that it is the only remaining official drug compendium published in the US by a non-commercial professional and scientific society. --Laurence A. Goldberg"The Pharmaceutical Journal" (07/08/2014)show more