Comprehensive handbook for pharmacists. Contains a formulary of products for extemporaneous manufacture, short monographs on commonly dispensed medicines, summaries of complementary medicines, disease management guidance, information on dosing in specific patient groups, and pharmacy practice topics.
Print updated every 2–3 years CD-ROM updated every 2–3 years
Comprehensive reference source on drugs and medicines used throughout the world. Includes herbals, diagnostic agents, radiopharmaceuticals, pharmaceutical excipients, toxins, and poisons as well as drugs and medicines.
Independent non-government provider
Print updated every two years CD ROM updated every two years Online updated quarterly
Evidence-based drug information to assist in answering clinical queries. It is composed of several databases that can be searched separately or through an integrated index. Database topics include drugs, alternative medicine, toxicological managements, reproductive risks, and acute/emergency care.
Concise referenced monographs for natural products, including effectiveness and safety ratings, adverse reactions, interactions and patient information plus clinical tools such as drug interaction checker, and effectiveness checker.
Comprehensive database with evidence-based monographs on dietary supplements and complementary therapies. Includes evidence-grading scales, drug-herb interaction checker and other tools to support decision-making.
Print ‘Herb and supplement guide’ and other books Online updated regularly
Handheld electronic devices updated annually
Comprehensive referenced information on the mechanism, clinical importance and management of clinically relevant drug-drug, drug-herb and drug-food interactions for the most commonly used herbal medicines and dietary supplements.
Concise summaries of drug-drug, drug-herb and drug-food interactions derived from the full text version. Designed as a quick ready-reference, each alert is rated by the action required, severity of interaction and evidence.
Online updated monthly
Integrated into clinical software updated monthly
Some resources may be available free of charge or at a reduced premium via your employer or professional organisation.
The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) includes an incentive for practices to provide medical practitioners with access to key electronic clinical resources. This is one of the three requirements for the eHealth Incentive. For more information, see the eHealth Guidelines.