Useful Resources for Drug Information
Major Tertiary Drug Information Compendia
AHFS Drug Information
AHFS (American Hospital Formulary Service) Drug Information is the only print compendium designated by the US Congress and only reference published by a non-profit scientific association, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. It is available as an e-book in the STAT!Ref database (updated monthly) or in the Lexicomp Online database, that also includes AHFS DI Essentials.
Clinical Pharmacology

Check drug interactions and build customizable reports comparing multiple drugs in Clinical Pharmacology or consult its interactive formulas and MedCounselor sheets. Clinical Pharmacology, owned by Elsevier / Gold Standard, is accepted as a professional drug reference by all fifty State Boards of Pharmacy. It is also officially recognized as a drug compendium for use in Medicare coverage decisions regarding the appropriate use of drugs and biologics for patients with cancer by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Facts & Comparisons eAnswers

Includes drug comparison tables, comparative efficacy topics, a formulary monograph service, Drug Interaction Facts™, Off-Label Drug Facts™, Nonprescription Drug Therapy™, adapted info from The Review of Natural Products, and Trissel’s IV-Chek™ to check drug IV compatibility, among other resources.
Lexicomp Online

Includes the databases Lexi-Drugs, Geriatric Lexi-Drugs, Pediatric & Neonatal Lexi-Drugs, Natural Products Database, Lexi-Drugs International, Lexi-Pharmacogenomics, Drug Allergy and Idiosyncratic Reactions, Pregnancy and Lactation, In-Depth, Facts and Comparisons Off-Label monographs. Drug monographs from [Briggs'] Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation was recently added.
MicroMedex® Solutions*

Includes the Drugdex® system, Drug Consults, MSDS (material safety data sheets) from USP, POISINDEX®, Red Book,and others.
*The academic license for this database limits its consultation to on-campus only, for the demonstration and training of students in the use of its licensed content.

I need to locate
Adverse Effects
Meyler’s Side Effects of Drugs and Side Effects of Drugs Annual: A Worldwide Yearly Survey of New Data in Adverse Drug Reactions 2014 survey update
see major compendia
Availability of Dosage Forms
Red Book* in MicroMedex® Solutions (Click on Red Book® in the taskbar.)
see major compendia
Orange Book/Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations at
(Check out a search tutorial video or the new mobile app at
Clinical Pharmacology and Facts & Comparisons eAnswers include bioequivalence codes
A Practical Guide to Contemporary Pharmacy Practice e-book in LWW Health Library; International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
United States Pharmacopeia / National Formulary (USP/NF) e-book or
Ansel’s Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems in LWW Health Library
Dietary Supplements
Natural Medicines
The Review of Natural Products e-book in STAT!Ref or adapted in Facts and Comparisons® eAnswers or Lexicomp Online
Dosage Recommendations
see major compendia
Drug Prescribing in Renal Failure
Drug Interactions
Drug Interaction Facts™ in Facts and Comparisons® eAnswers
Stockley’s Drug Interactions book
Drug-Laboratory Interference
Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data book
Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures book
General Product Information
see major compendia
Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs in APhA's Pharmacy Library
Geriatric Dosage Recommendations
Geriatric Lexi-Drugs in Lexicomp Online or Geriatric Dosage Handbook
see major compendia
Identification of Product
Clinical Pharmacology
Facts & Comparisons eAnswers
Investigational Drug Information
see major compendia
IV Incompatibility/Stability
Handbook on Injectable Drugs e-book in STAT!Ref or Trissel’s IV-Chek™ in Facts & Comparisons eAnswers
King Guide to Parenteral Admixtures in Lexicomp Online, accessible under I.V. Compatibility on the blue taskbar
International Drug Equivalency
Lexi-Drugs International in Lexicomp Online
Martindale or Index Nominum e-book content in MicroMedex® Solutions*
Method/Rate of Administration
see major compendia
Off-Label/Non-Approved Indications, has the most detailed information in
AHFS Drug Information e-book (Updated Monthly)
Drugdex, the database of drug monographs in MicroMedex® Solutions*
Package Inserts/FDA Label Information
National Library of Medicine's DailyMed
Drugs@FDA: FDA Approved Drug Products
Patient Handouts
Lexicomp Online has adult and pediatric handouts, in 19 languages, and disease & procedure handouts in English and Spanish.
MedCounselor Sheets in Clinical Pharmacology on drug products and conditions.
Pediatric Dosage Recommendations
Pediatric & Neonatal Lexi-Drugs in Lexicomp Online or the Pediatric Dosage Handbook
Pediatrics and Neofax®* in Micromedex® Solutions (Click on NeoFax® / Pediatrics in the taskbar. Will launch as a pop-up window.) Also, The Harriet Lane Handbook.
Lexicomp Online's Pharmacogenomics database
PharmGKB The Pharmacogenomics Knowledgebase
Basic Clinical Pharmacokinetics in LWW Health Library
Clinical Pharmacokinetics: Concepts and Applications in LWW Health Library
Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics in AccessPharmacy
Basic & Clinical Pharmacology in AccessPharmacy
Pharmacy Law
Pharmacy Practice and the Law book
States' Board of Pharmacy newsletters; Pass the Virginia Pharmacy Law Exam book and other state specific books on pharmacy law
Practice Guidelines
National Guideline Clearinghouse published, and updated weekly, by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Medical associations publish practice guidelines in their associated journals.
To locate practice guidelines via PubMed, conduct a search and then limit your search by checking the Practice Guidelines filter, in the left-hand margin. (Add Practice Guideline to the Article types selectable filters, by clicking on Customize... and then select Practice Guideline from the list. Secondly, click on Practice Guidelines again, once added to the Article Types list, to activate and apply the filter to your search.)
Red Book* in Micromedex® Solutions (Or click on Red Book® in the taskbar.)
Lexicomp Online's drug monographs list prices
Drug monographs in AccessPharmacy also state non-referenced prices.
Gerald Briggs' Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk;
the book's drug monographs are also available in
Facts & Comparison eAnswers' Pregnancy and Lactation module and Lexicomp Online
Pregnancy and Lactation, In-Depth database in Lexicomp Online
LactMed database, by the US National Library of Medicine
Therapy Evaluation/Drugs of Choice
Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach in AccessPharmacy
Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs in LWW Health Library
Toxicology Information
Casarett & Doull's Essentials of Toxicology in AccessPharmacy
Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies in AccessPharmacy
Vaccines and Biologics
Purple Book/Lists of Licensed Biological Products with Reference Product Exclusivity and Biosimilarity or Interchangeability Evaluations
(Published by the FDA on 9/9/2014)
FDA's page on Vaccines, Blood, & Biologics
CDC's Immunization Schedules
Veterinary Medicine
Animal Drugs @ FDA also known as the "Green Book"
Plumb's Veterinary Drugs (available as a free mobile app) or Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics book
*Available for on-campus consultation only, for demonstration and training purposes.

Please contact the ACP library with any questions.
phone: (276) 498-5239

Rev. 11/15