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Pharmacy and Pharmacology: Medicines information

Key reference books

Medicines Information

Medicines information, by topic

  • Drug Safety Update: A monthly newsletter from the MHRA covering the latest issues in the safe use of medicines.
  • Drug Analysis Prints (DAPs): Raw data from Yellow Card reports of suspected adverse drug reactions
  • LiverTox: Diagnosis, cause, frequency, patterns, and management of drug-induced liver injury.
  • Drugs in pregnancy and Lactation by Briggs: This volume provides practical and up-to-date information on more than 1000 drugs for health professionals caring for pregnant and lactating women.
  • Drugs during pregnancy and lactation by Schaefer: This work presents the state of knowledge about drugs in pregnancy. In each chapter information is presented separately for two different aspects of the problem seeking a drug appropriate for prescription during pregnancy, and assessing the risk of a drug when exposure has already taken place.
  • LactMed: US National Library of Medicine database
  • UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory Service Database
  • Drug Tariff: Includes pricing for drugs and appliances.
  • BUMPS – Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy: Produced by UK Teratology Information Service. Provides leaflets suitable for members of the public which can be used in discussion with a health care provider.
  • Drugs in pregnancy and Lactation by Briggs: This volume provides practical and up-to-date information on more than 1000 drugs for health professionals caring for pregnant and lactating women.
  • Drugs during pregnancy and lactation by Schaefer: This work presents the state of knowledge about drugs in pregnancy. In each chapter information is presented separately for two different aspects of the problem seeking a drug appropriate for prescription during pregnancy, and assessing the risk of a drug when exposure has already taken place.
  • Mother to Baby: Patient leaflets on the safety of drugs, vaccines, herbal products, infections, diseases and other chemicals in pregnancy
  • Renal Drug Database: Prescribing guide for renal practitioners. We have 3 concurrent accesses.
  • Immunisation Against Infectious Disease (“The Green Book”): Official Public Health England guidance on the use of vaccines, including indications, contraindications, cautions, adverse effects and interactions.