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USPSTF Guide to Clinical Preventive Services FREE  scroll down to where it says “order single copies online” AND click on that link to order a print copy for yourself free


Pharmacology texts:

·       If you want the “gold standard” shelf reference:  available print or digital. 

Brunton.  Goodman & Gilman's: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 

·       Humma, LM.  Lexi-Comp's Pharmacogenomics Handbook.  How gene polymorphisms affect drug prescribing.  


Join the NIH, FDA, other listservs:

·       A listserv is a list of email names that are subscribed to automatically receive email updates from a site. 

·       The NIH, FDA, and other government sites maintain free listservs to notify you of drug updates, health information, changes in clinical guidelines, etc. 

·       The main place to sign up for listservs that interest you is at:

·       Typically, you would want to sign up with the major listserves (e.g. FDA DrugInfo, FDA NewsWatch, etc.) – look at the current number of subscribers and the ones you probably want have tens of thousands of subscribers

·       Be sure to check your email within 24 hours – they will want you to confirm that you have joined the list in order to establish your membership in the list

·       You can subscribe and unsubscribe any time

Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR): 

Get free subscription from the CDC at


Red Book, Report of The Committee on Infectious Disease, American Academy of Pediatrics, published every 2 - 3 years.  Latest recommendations for  topics relating to infectious disease, including vaccinations & infectious and/or pediatric care issues.   Can be purchased online as PDF download, or text, or computer download.  URL:


Pharmacology Continuing Education:  

Subscription to one or both à Updates, drugs of choice, reviews.

·       The Medical Letter on Drugs & Therapeutics,  1000 Main St, New Rochelle, NY  10801 (800-211-2769)

·       The Prescriber's Letter.  2453 Grand Canal Blvd, Ste A, Box 8190, Stockton CA 95208 (800-995-8712)


The Merck Manual:

Berkow & Fletcher, ED.   The Merck Manual.  Rahway, NJ:  Merck Research Laboratories (at most Medical Bookstores)  FULL SEARCHABLE TEXT VERSION ON WEB


Med-Watch Reporting Program:  The FDA regulates medical products.  (Vaccines are exempt from this reporting system -- they are reported under the VAERS system. )    

URL:     you may also get on their listserv for notification of new drug information.


Harriet Lane Handbook (Johns Hopkins Hospital),   Pub:  Mosby/Elsevier, new edition updated every 2 years.  Pediatric handbook & reference values – handbook size.   If you have a PDA, be sure to purchase the book that contains the URL to download the PDA software, or you can buy the PDA software separately.  


Dermatology:   many manuals, probably the most popular for students is:

Fitzpatrick.  Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology.  McGraw –Hill

Habif, Clinical Dermatology, Elsevier


Physician's Desk Reference (PDR).  Medical Economics Company.  Published annually, includes approved FDA package inserts (chemical information, approved indications, warnings, monitoring, dosage, lifespan/pregnancy/nursing information) for legend drugs.  There are OTC & specialty editions (dermatology,  ophthalmology, etc.).  Ordering info:  1-800-737-9206 (order direct to get intercurrent supplements)


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