The app is a component of the Physicians' Desk Reference
suite of services, which provides healthcare professionals with multichannel access to important drug information.
Consider, for example, the antibiotic Cipro, whose labeling in the Physicians' Desk Reference
runs to five full, large pages of tiny print.
Despite data that show no teratogenicity with HCQ, the Physicians' Desk Reference
Web site for patients advises pregnant patients to avoid HCQ except in the suppression or treatment of malaria when the benefit outweighs any possible hazards.
Eventually the software could be used with other online resources such as the Physicians' Desk Reference
and even internal documents from pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice are also known to interact with Plendil Extended-Release tablets and Procardia (calcium-channel-blockers), Premarin (a hormone preparation), and Xanax (for anxiety and panic), according to the 2004 Physicians' Desk Reference
Based on recommended maximum doses cited in the 2002 Physicians' Desk Reference
for Nonprescription Drugs, and prices as quoted in the 2002 Drug Topics Red Book (average wholesale price plus 30% markup).
In the not-so-distant past, our sources for such information were large tomes such as the Physicians' Desk Reference
, a pocket full of handbooks, or a call to the hospital pharmacist.
Not when taking time to check out unfamiliar drug names in the Physicians' Desk Reference
has become a luxury.
The Library allows users to access and analyze medical information at a fixed rate and includes a number of features not available in the CD or print editions of the library, including: more than 600 full-color anatomic illustrations that can be customized; JPEG image format for the illustrations; the Medical-Legal Information Texts and Periodicals multibase; and, new content such as the Physicians' Desk Reference
and the Complete Med-Line and SciSearch medical/scientific journal abstract databases.
A computerized set of primary-care guidelines, the Physicians' Desk Reference
and Database (PDRD), has been available in Finland since 1989 (2).
These include the Physicians' Desk Reference
(PDR), Medical Economics Magazine, Red Book, Drug Topics, Center Watch, and American Health Consultants.
A study detailed in the Physicians' Desk Reference
(1994, Montvale, N.