About the collection
MedicinesComplete is the online subscription service from the below publishers:
It provides regularly updated, online access to some of the world's leading drug and healthcare references including Martindale, the British National Formulary, Stockley's Drug Interactions, Herbal Medicines, Pharmaceutical Excipients, Dietary Supplements and Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons. The service brings all these publications together on a common platform allowing the user to "pick and mix", choosing those that best suit their needs. Our integrated search enables searching across many thousands of drug, poison, excipient, interaction and herbal monographs, providing access to a wealth of clinically proven, unbiased information:
One or more titles can be subscribed to with annual licences available for individuals, groups or organisations.
AHFS - Drug Information
Now in its 49th year, AHFS Drug Information includes thousands of point-by-point revisions and critical updates to help you provide the most accurate recommendations for your patients drug therapy.
Contains information from medical literature and expert advice from medical scientists, physicians, pharmacists, pharmacologists, and other professionally qualified physicians that goes beyond FDA-approved labeling.
Covering tens of thousands of individual drug products, monographs include: drug interactions; adverse reactions; toxicity; therapeutic perspective; specific dosage and administration information; preparations, chemistry, and stability; pharmacology and pharmacokinetics; contraindications; and more.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is the 30,000-member national professional association comprising pharmacists who work with doctors and other health professionals in hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, and long-term care and home care facilities. ASHP's mission is to support pharmacists in helping people use medications safely and effectively.
British National Formulary
This essential reference provides up-to-date, practical guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines. The BNF details medicines prescribed in the UK, with special reference to their uses, cautions, contra-indications, side-effects, doses and relative costs. It enables healthcare professionals to maximise the benefits of drug treatment and minimise the risks, while encouraging good compliance with treatment.
Updated every six months, the BNF evaluates clinical evidence from diverse sources. The information is validated by a network of clinical experts and is published under the authority of a Joint Formulary Committee. The BNF reflects current best practice as well as legal and professional guidelines relating to the use of medicines.
BNF for Children
BNF for Children (BNFC) provides essential practical information to all healthcare professionals involved in the prescribing, dispensing, monitoring, and administration of medicines to children. It encourages the safe, effective, and appropriate use of medicines for the management of childhood conditions.
Information in BNFC has been validated against emerging evidence, best practice guidelines, and advice from a network of clinical experts. The text is published under the authority of a Paediatric Formulary Committee. As many medicines are not licensed for use in children, BNFC includes authoritative advice on licensed as well as unlicensed and 'off-label' use of medicines for children from birth up to the age of 18 years.
Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons
This practical manual and standard reference work provides the definitive source of analytical data for drugs and poisons. It is intended for use primarily by scientists faced with identifying and quantifying these substances in body fluids, tissue samples and pharmaceutical and industrial products.
The completely revised and expanded third edition of Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons has been written by over 40 international experts, and also boasts an editorial advisory board of over 45 world renowned scientists.
New features include:
Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons is an essential requirement for all forensic and crime laboratories, toxicologists, clinical pharmacology departments, poison information centres, pathologists, clinical toxicologists, hospital pharmacists and analytical chemists.
Dietary supplements have become increasingly popular in recent years. Research into the safety and efficacy of these substances is intensifying, a large number of quality trials being published in the past few years. This new edition of Dietary Supplements has been completely revised and updated to include the latest findings on the most commonly used dietary supplements. Dietary Supplements includes:
Dietary Supplements is an essential reference source for pharmacists, dieticians, CAM practitioners and other health professionals looking for up-to-date information on safety and efficacy.
The use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) has increased rapidly over recent years and the global market for herbal products has risen dramatically. Designed for healthcare professionals, Herbal Medicines addresses the issues of quality, safety and efficacy by providing scientifically rigorous, impartial, evidence-based, information on medicinal herbs. Features include:
Martindale: The complete drug reference
Martindale: The complete drug reference has been a trusted source for medicines information for over 120 years. With its worldwide coverage and unbiased, reliable and evaluated information on drugs and medicines, Martindale forms the backbone of MedicinesComplete. Features include:
Martindale combines sections of evaluated text summarising relevant information for both licensed and unlicensed uses with referenced abstracts or reviews that expand upon the details given in the text or add additional information, if appropriate. The Martindale editorial team uses extensive literature surveillance and modern information retrieval techniques to review existing text and identify new areas of interest for inclusion. Given the increasing importance of evidence-based medicine, particular care is taken to identify, and where possible include as references, systematic reviews and meta-analyses or evidence-based guidelines.
The MeReC Bulletin was first published in the early 1990s and is now in its seventeenth volume. Produced five times a year, it provides a useful resource to inform prescribing practice, update professional knowledge and support healthcare planning.
The MeReC Bulletin focuses on clinical and therapeutic topics and supports the work programme of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). The topics covered are, in part, identified by our readers as those requiring information support.
Pharmaceutical Excipients is a comprehensive guide to the uses, properties and safety of pharmaceutical excipients and is an essential reference for those involved in the development, production, control and regulation of pharmaceutical preparations. Features include:
Published jointly by the Pharmaceutical Press and the American Pharmacists Association. Updated quarterly.
Stockley's Drug Interactions
Stockley's Drug Interactions provides the healthcare professional with quick and easy access to clinically relevant, evaluated, and evidence-based information on interactions between therapeutic drugs, proprietary medicines, herbal medicines, foods, drinks, pesticides and drugs of abuse. Based upon the many thousands of published clinical papers and reports, Stockley's Drug Interactions provides a series of detailed yet concise monographs designed for quick and easy reference. Each monograph typically contains a summary, and sections covering clinical evidence, mechanism, clinical importance, and management. Interactions monographs are assembled alphabetically into 34 sections, grouped by therapeutic use or pharmacological activity. Features include:
Stockley's Interaction Alerts
Stockley's Interaction Alerts is based on the full text of Stockley's Drug Interactions. The wealth of information has been reduced into succinct two-part messages to provide a brief overview of the evidence behind the interaction and helpful guidance on how it can be managed in practice. Database features:
Handbook on Injectable Drugs, 14th edition
The Handbook on Injectable Drugs, 14th edition, is the most recent contribution in this continuing series. With its publication, all previous editions are considered out of date.
The Handbook on Injectable Drugs is a collection of summaries of information from the published literature on the pharmaceutics of parenteral medications as applied to the clinical setting. The Handbook is constructed from information derived from 2623 references. The purpose of the Handbook is to facilitate the use of this clinical pharmaceutics research by knowledgeable health care professionals for the benefit of patients.
The information base summarized in the Handbook on Injectable Drugs is large and highly complex, requiring thoughtful consideration for proper use.
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