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
Concise summaries of important safety issues (possible, probable or actual) with medicines. Based on case reports received by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, research data and published case reports.
Print six issues a year (in Australian Prescriber) Website six issues a year E-alert six issues a year
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.
Prescribing information for prescription and non-prescription medicines classified by therapeutic class. Content varies by product - electronic products include additional tools and databases ( e.g. Drug Alert- interactions checker).
Print MIMS annual published yearly, abbreviated version updated and published every two months Online updated monthly Hand held electronic devices updated monthly CD-ROM updated monthly Integration 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.