Links from your instructor
Here are additional links and information from your instructor regarding Advanced Pharmacology.
USPSTF Guide to Clinical Preventive Services FREE
http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/pocketgd.htm scroll down to where it says “order single copies online” AND click on that link to order a print copy for yourself free
· If you want the “gold standard” shelf reference: available print or digital.
· 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: https://list.nih.gov/
· 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 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/
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: http://aapredbook.aappublications.org/
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) http://www.medicalletter.org
· The Prescriber's Letter. 2453 Grand Canal Blvd, Ste A, Box 8190, Stockton CA 95208 (800-995-8712) http://www.prescribersletter.com
The Merck Manual:
Berkow & Fletcher, ED. The Merck Manual. Rahway, NJ: Merck Research Laboratories (at most Medical Bookstores) FULL SEARCHABLE TEXT VERSION ON WEB http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/index.html
Med-Watch Reporting Program: The FDA regulates medical products. (Vaccines are exempt from this reporting system -- they are reported under the VAERS system. )
URL: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/default.htm 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:
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)