Recommended Drug Information Resources for Pharm.D

Type of Question
Preferred Source
Secondary Resource(s)
Adverse drug reactions
Meyler’s Side Effects of Drugs
Reference: QZ 42 S568 2006
American Hospital Formulary Service (AHFS) Drug Information
Allen’s Compounded Formulations: the Complete U.S. Pharmacist Collection.
Upper level, QV 778 A433 2003
Trissel’s Stability of Compounded Formulations;
Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, Reference: QV 704 R388 2006
Current research, primary literature
PubMed @ USC
International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
Drug-drug interaction
Drug Interactions: Analysis and Management 2010. (Edited by Hansten and Horn)
Reference:  QV 39 H251 d 2010
Drug Interaction Facts (Edited by Tatro)
Reference: QV38 D7937 2011
Drug-food interaction
McCabe’s Handbook of Food-Drug Interactions
Reference: QV 38 H2366 2003
Facts and Comparisons
Disease information
AccessMedicine eBook Collection
Equivalent products
The Orange Book: Approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence 
Facts and Comparisons  E-Answers  (on-campus  only)
Foreign drugs
Martindale: the Complete Drug Reference
Index Nominum
Reference: QV 740.1 I38 2008
Can also be accessed via Micromedex. Search for a drug name, then select the Index Nominum entry from the search results.
Geriatric dosing
Geriatric Dosage Handbook
Reference: QV 39 G369 2011
 Lexi-Comp includes Geriatric Lexi-Drugs. Search for a drug name, then select the geriatric monograph.
National Guideline Clearinghouse
Ident-a-Drug Reference.
Reference: QV 39 I19 2011
Identidex (available through Micromedex)
Infectious Diseases
Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy.
Upper level: QV 350 S224 2011
Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy. Reference: QV 250 H236.
Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases.
IV Compatibility
Handbook on Injectable Drugs (Trissel)
Reference: WB 39 T837h 2011
Clinical Pharmacology includes data from Trissel’s Clinical Pharmaceutics Database.
Laboratory Tests
Effects of Drugs on Clinical Laboratory Tests.
Reference: QV 38 Y69e 2000 (2 volumes)
Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests.
Natural products
Review of Natural Products (part of Facts and Comparisons E-Answers) 
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Reference:  QV 766 N285 2009
Off-label use
Facts and Comparisons: Off-Label Drug Facts isIncluded in Facts and Comparisons E-Answers
American Hospital Formulary Service (AHFS) Drug Information;
Primary literature via PubMed
OTC medications
Handbook of Non-Prescription Drugs.
Reserve: QV 772 H236 2012
Package inserts
Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR)
Reference and reserve: QV 772 P578 2011
Red Book (through Micromedex);
Product website (or manufacturer site);DailyMed
Patient Counseling Points
Handbook of Non-Prescription Drugs.
Reserve: QV 772 H236 2012
 American Hospital Formulary Service (AHFS)  Drug Information
Pediatric dosing
Pediatric Dosage Handbook
Reference:  WS 39 P3705 2012
Pediatric Injectable Drugs (The Teddy Bear Book)

Pediatric dosing, injectable
Pediatric Injectable Drugs (The Teddy Bear Book)
Upper level: WB 354 T256 2007
Pediatric Dosage Handbook. Reference: WS 39 P3705 2012
Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy.
Reference:  QV 704 R388 2006
Basic Clinical Pharmacokinetics. Upper Level: QV 38 W786b 2010
Clinical Pharmacokinetics. Upper Level: QV 39 C6412 2011
Goodman and Gilman's Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
Reserve: QV 4 G653 2011
Basic & Clinical Pharmacology
Physical/Chemical properties
Merck Index
Reference:  QV 772 M555 2006

Policy Recommendations from official groups
American Hospital Formulary Service (AHFS) Drug Information

Pregnancy and Lactation
Briggs’ Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation
Upper Level: WQ 210 B854d 2011
Drugs for Pregnant and Lactating Women. Upper level: QZ 39 W423d 2009
Red Book (Print edition discontinued; access via Micromedex.)

Stability & compatibility
Handbook on Injectable Drugs (Trissell)
Extended Stability for Parenteral Drugs.
Upper level: QV 735 E96 2009
Poisoning and Toxicology Handbook.
Upper level: QV 607 P754 2008
Lexi-Tox. Part of Lexi-Comp subscription; select Toxicology from top banner.
 Recommended Drug Databases- these databases combine multiple DI functions and permit you to search across many books and other information resources at once.
Information or Type of Use
Database & Access Instructions
Contraindications, dosing, dosage forms, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, pill ID.
Clinical Pharmacology                                          
Students must obtain username/password from School of Pharmacy.
Black Box warnings, dosage, patient education.
ePocrates  (premium version)            
Log in with your ID and password.                 
Off-label uses, calculators, dosing, Drug Facts & Comparisons, A-Z Drug Facts, pill identifier.
- Drug Facts and Comparisons
- Review of Natural Products
- Facts and Comparisons Off-Label Drug Facts
- Drug Interaction Facts: Herbal Supplements and Food.
Facts and Comparisons E-Answers
Only available on campus.
Audio pronunciation, calculators, pharmacogenomics, international brand names, drug and herbal interaction analysis.
Includes content from:
- Drug Information Handbook
- Orange Book
- Lexi-Interact
Lexi-Comp  Online                

Contradindications, dosing, pill ID.
- Martindale
- Index Nominum
- Red Book
- MSDS for chemicals
- Trissel’s 2 IV Compatibility database