« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2007, 12:33:29 pm »
Stedman's Quick Look Electronic Drug Reference is available in both electronic and book form. I prefer the electronic form.
Drake and Drake's Drug reference is one I also have. I find that sometimes when Stedman's doesn't have a drug, it will show up in Drake and Drake's book.
I also subscribe to the Monthly Prescribing reference, which lists all the new drugs approved in the last month. You can find out more info about them here:http://www.prescribingreference.com/
They also have a very nice little electronic drug reference program (called Medicos) you can get. It's basically the MPR in electronic form. It's pretty cool because it also allows you to install it on a PDA that runs Windows Mobile version (but doesn't work with the Palm operating system). It will run on a regular computer, as well, as long as it's running Windows.www.rxlist.com
are good online references, as well as the MPR website itself.
Another that is perfectly acceptable, but that I don't use because I had to draw the line somewhere <G> is the American Drug Index (I had their electronic reference a few years ago but didn't like their interface. They may have changed it, though, since then). I'm sure there are others that other people like. Maybe some other people will jump in and mention a couple more. The others are escaping me right at the moment.
Stedman's Premium electronic spellchecker has drug references in it with correct capitalization, so it's also a good reference to have installed. It works in many different word processors (including Word and WordPerfect).