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Mosby's Drug Consult 2002: (formerly Mosby's GenRx) / Edition 1

Mosby's Drug Consult 2002: (formerly Mosby's GenRx) / Edition 1

by Mosby, David Nissen


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Previously known to health professionals and practitioners as Mosby's GenRx, the 2002 Edition of Mosby's Drug Consult has been renamed to more accurately reflect the changes in this Edition. Mosby's Drug Consult provides the most current, unbiased, accurate, and reliable drug information available! Streamlined for ease of use, it features nearly 3000 pages of complete, objective drug information on more than 900 complete generic entries and many more prescription drug products. New to this edition are evidence-based monographs for the top 50 most commonly used herbs and supplements and several new comparative tables. The product listing section now includes therapeutic equivalency information. All drug data in the 2002 Edition has been thoroughly updated, and users will still find a wealth of familiar, easy-to-use features such as the 27-page full-color insert displaying nearly 800 pill photographs, crucial comparative pricing information, and the complete, one-stop Keyword Index. The book now includes a CD-ROM. The CD-ROM contains the full drug database, Drug Master Plus drug interaction tool, and Patient Drug Consult customizable patient education sheets in English and Spanish.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780323017664
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Series: Generic Prescription Physician's Reference Book Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 2600
Product dimensions: 8.59(w) x 11.04(h) x 2.72(d)

Table of Contents

Editorial Review Panel, iii
How to Use Mosby's Drug Consult: An Overview, vii
Section I
Alphabetical listing of generic and US, brwid names, indications, and FDA Drug Class. The pagc number is given where the entry appears,
An alphabetical listing of international brunds along with the generic drug namc and page aurnbor.
Section II
Drug ID imprint guide and ffill-color pictures of capsules and tablets organized alphabetically by generic name. Easy-touse index that includes genexic and brand names.
Section III
Complete manufacturer's package insert supplemented with valuablo Worrnation, including brand names (U.S. and international), indications,FDA Drug Class, FDA appiviral date, innovator drug, pregnancy category, top-selling drugos grouped by Top 200, cost of therapy, controlled s0stance schedule, product listing (includinS therapeutic equivalency ratings and AWP pricing.)
Section IV
Complete monographs on the 50 most conmonly used herbal drugs and supplements.
Section V
Appendix A-Comparative Drug Tables
Appendix B-Addltlonal Information and Tables
Appendix C-Supplier Profiles


Exclusive Author Essay
Mosby's Drug Consult 2002 is the newest edition of the respected drug information source, Mosby's GenRx. It has been renamed to better reflect the purpose of the book. It is still the same easy-to-use reference containing the most current, complete drug information. New information and new features make it the one source to consult when you need drug information.

Mosby's Drug Consult has earned the respect of health care providers for a number of reasons. First, it provides complete information on all U.S.-approved prescription pharmaceuticals. We don't let the drug companies decide which drugs make it into our database -- unlike another reference on the market. We decide which drugs to include, and it is a very easy decision -- all FDA-approved prescription drugs are included. Second, a team of editors monitors the current literature to ensure the most current, up-to-date data is incorporated into the drug monographs. Finally, Mosby's Drug Consult contains more than just the package insert. Product information, including price and therapeutic equivalency ratings, international brand names, comparative drug tables, immunization schedules, and common lab values are examples of some of the additional content you will find in our database.

The product information includes manufacturer, dosage form, dosage strength, price, and NDC code. Each drug monograph begins with a unique section containing important information such as indications, drug classes, U.S. and international brand names, estimated cost of therapy, pregnancy category, and DEA controlled substance schedule. No other drug reference includes all these features in one source.

International brand name equivalents of U.S. drugs are rapidly becoming an essential piece of information. With the increase in fast and affordable travel, more and more patients are showing up in hospital emergency rooms, doctors' offices, dentists' chairs, and pharmacies taking drugs prescribed abroad or prescriptions written by health care providers in foreign countries. Mosby's Drug Consult is a comprehensive drug reference with nearly 14,000 international brand names from 137 countries. International brand names plus extensive product data, on top of complete drug information, means Mosby's Drug Consult can be your one source -- saving you valuable time and money.

New to this 2002 edition are complete monographs for the top 50 most commonly used herbs and supplements. These are the natural products your patients are most likely to be taking. These are extensively referenced, evidence-based monographs. Each monograph contains quick synopses of clinical studies, proposed dosage, proposed indications, warnings, precautions, known and potential drug interactions, adverse reactions, and important information to share with the patient.

All the drug information in the world is useless if it is difficult or too time-consuming to find. Speeding the user to the information they need quickly and efficiently is a feature at which this reference excels. Our database is organized alphabetically by generic name; often you can skip the index and turn right to the drug information you need. For the times when you are not sure of the drug name, Mosby's Drug Consult has a single, complete keyword index. Index terms include generic and brand name, condition, and drug class. Look up "obsessive-compulsive disorder" in the keyword index, for example, and you will quickly find a list of all the approved drugs to treat that condition.

Mosby's Drug Consult contains all the necessary information in the format you want -- book, CD-ROM, handheld, or Internet version -- to meet the daily challenges of providing professional, safe drug therapy for your patients. It has been designed by health care providers for health care providers to be the only drug source you will need. (David Nissen, Pharm.D., R.Ph., Editor)

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