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This well-established, widely known, authoritative reference work should be in every hospital library, and all clinicians should own or have easy access to the first two volumes. A typical entry in Volume I for a drug or a class of drugs includes brand names, categorization, indications, chemistry (chemical names, molecular formulas, molecular weights, physical characteristics, solubility), pharmacology (mechanisms of action and effects, absorption, protein binding, elimination), precautions in use (including drug interactions), contraindications, monitoring, side and adverse effects, advice to patients (covered in detail in Volume II), and dosing information. Volume III will be useful mainly to pharmaceutical company administrators
USP DI. Volumes IA and B, Drug Information for the Health Care Professional. Volume II, Advice for the Patient: Drug Information in Lay Language. Volume III, Approved Drug Products and Legal Requirements.. Ann Intern Med. ;114:175. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-114-2-175_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(2):175.
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