Pharmacy, Pharmacology & Therapeutics


 
  Pharmacy, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
- Internet Guides
- Internet Sites
- Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
- Consumer Health Information
- Databases
- Dictionaries, Directories, and Encyclopedias
- Electronic Newsletters and Journals
- Teaching and Learning
    Pharmacy: the art and science of prescribing and dispensing medications and the provision of drug and related information to the public. It involves the interpretation of prescription orders; the compounding, labeling and dispensing of drugs and devices; drug product selection and drug utilization reviews; the responsibility for patient monitoring and intervention and the provision of cognitive services. Pharmacy should be conceived basically as a knowledge system which renders a health service by concerning itself with understanding drugs and their effects. Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy, 19th edition, 1995. p. 3.
Pharmacology: knowledge of the history, source, physical and chemical properties, compounding, biochemical and physiological effects, mechanisms of action, absorption, distribution, biotransformation and excretion, and therapeutic and other uses of drugs. For the clinician and student of the health sciences, the scope of pharmacology is primarily in drugs that are useful in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human disease.

Internet Guides
    
Drug InfoNet
Links related to healthcare and pharmaceutical-related topics for consumers and healthare professionals
Drug Information & Pharmacy
Hardin MD, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa
PDR.net
Registration is required to access some features of this site, but not all. Full text access is available to a small selection of journals. Access to clinical trials information, recent PDR addendas, FDA approvals, drug alerts, and more.
Pharma-Lexicon
This site has medical and pharmaceutical abbreviations and acronyms. There is a link to drug company names and addresses, and to pharmaceuticals. Membership is required to access some of this site's features.
Pharmacology
A compilation of sites related to pharmacology organized by Hardin MD, the Hardin Library for the Health Scienes, University of Iowa.
The "Virtual" Pharmacy Center
Martindale's Health Science Guide: pharmacy schools, pharmacy courses, tutorials & lectures, drug databases, images & animations and education resources.
The Official World List of Pharmacy Schools
Web directory of Schools of Pharmacy throughout the world made available by yhe Academic Section of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
Virtual Library Pharmacy
Links to some useful sites, such as pharmaceutial companies, associations, job postings and pharmacy schools on the Web.
Yahoo: Health: Pharmacy
 
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Internet Sites
    
Index of pharmacopoeias
A list of international pharmacopoeias available under the auspices of the World Health Organization, though not an official publication of WHO.
CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service
Search for clinical trials, information about physicians and medical centers performing clinical research, and drug therapies newly approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Clinical Psychopharmacology Seminar
Over forty individual chapters covering pharmacotherapy of various psychiatric conditions from the College of Pharmacy, University of Iowa.
Controlled Substances Act
The full text of the Controlled Substances Act preceded by a concise introduction. Caveat: the CSA is a very long document.
Cytochrome P450 Drug Interaction Table
A list of drugs that are metabolized by a specific cytochrome P450 isoform and the inhibitors, inducers and genetic influences on that isoform. Links to PubMed and citations are included.
Drug Scheduling
This list describes the basic or parent chemical of controlled substances: Schedules I-V.
Drugs of Concern
Published by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, this site has monographs on specific drugs of abuse: marijuana, cocaine, heroin, inhalants and more. There is a link to a monograph on "Drug Traffiking in the U.S."
Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy (EDM)
This site details the World Health Organization's mission in EDM policy to "ensure equitable availability and affordability of essential drugs" throughout the world, with a link to the WHO MODEL LIST of ESSENTIAL MEDICINES.
Home Diagnostic Kits Homepage
Includes blood pressure monitors, colorectal cancer, glucose monitoring, ovulation prediction, and pregnancy home testing kits.
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
NAPB is the professional association that represents the State Boards of Pharmacy in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, New Zealand, and parts of Canada and New Zealand.
Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Resource
"The purpose of this page is to provide links to information about the discipline of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics."
Psychopharmacology Tips
Compiled by Dr. Robert Hsiung from the Interpsych email discussion list and other sources
Psychopharmacology, The Fourth Generation of Progress. On-Line Edition
An authoritative text on preclinical and clinical psychopharmacology presented full text online by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
RxAssist: Accessing Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs
provides health care providers with information on accessing pharmaceutical manufacturers' patient assistance programs by company name, drug name [brand and generic] and drug therapy class with online application forms
RxList - The Internet Drug Index
South African Electronic Package Inserts
"The purpose of this site is to make the package inserts for South African medicines available to the public in electronic format."
The NIH Guide to Molecular Modeling
The Top 200 Prescriptions
 
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Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
    
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT)
Therapeutics Initiative
Evidence-based information on drug therapy from the University of British Columbia
 
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Consumer Health Information
    
Medications
Information for the public on medications used for mental health indications, provided by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Medications
"This booklet is designed to help mental health patients and their families understand how and why medications can be used as part of the treatment of mental health problems." Available in html and pdf format. 40 pages, last updated April 2002.
PDR's Getting Well Network
PDR's Getting Well Network provides information on many health issues and medical conditions.
 
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Databases
    
New Medicines in Development Database
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America database which allows you to search for information about medicines in development by disease, indication or drug name.
The Green Book - Center for Veterinary Medicine
 
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Dictionaries, Directories, and Encyclopedias
    
Pharmacy-Related Academic Institutions on the Web
PharmWeb Yellow Web Pages
Resource Links
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists provides links to our state affiliates, pharmacy assiciations and organizations, pharmacy schools, pharmacy residency sites and other health-related sites.
 
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Electronic Newsletters and Journals
    
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy/ AJHP
A semi-monthly peer reviewed journal. The full-text edition opens from computers connected to the University of Pittsburgh or the UPMC networks.
F-D-C Reports
"F-D-C Reportsí Washington-based editorial team report on the latest regulatory, legislative and business news affecting the U.S. drug, biotechnology, device and cosmetics industries." : includes "The Pink Sheet" - Prescription Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly "The Gold Sheet" - Quality Control Reports "The Green Sheet" - Weekly Pharmacy Reports The NDA Pipeline "The Tan Sheet" - Nonprescription Pharmaceuticals & Nutritionals "The Blue Sheet" - Health Policy & Biomedical Research "The Gray Sheet" - Medical Devices, Diagnostics & Instrumentation "The Silver Sheet" - Quality Control and Design Issues in the Medical Device Industry "The Rose Sheet" - Toiletries, Fragrances & Skin Care
Formulary
" monthly clinical journal for members of Pharmacy and Therapeutic (P & T) Committees (and other drug decision makers) at hospitals, health maintenance organizations, and other managed care settings. We publish peer- reviewed clinical articles plus drug-related clinical news, drug-related regulatory news, meeting reports, formulary trends, and clinical experience briefs." Not intended for use by the consumer or patient.
Pediataric Pharmacotherapy - A Monthly Review for Health Care Professionals
Children's Medical Center, University of Virginia - Newsletter that provides a brief, referenced, peer-reviewed source of continuing medication information specifically related to children and focuses on the initiation and monitoring of medications in the primary care setting.
Therapeutics Letter
Each issue of this bi-monthly publication addresses an identified problematic therapeutic issue with "brief, simple, practical messages" in the form of evidence-based reviews.
 
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Teaching and Learning
    
Evaluating Herbal Drug Studies
A power point presentation on the scientific evaluation of phytomedicines. Herbal drug properties, pharmacological evaluation and study design are outlined.
Street Drugs
Some sections of the print version of "Street Drugs:Drug Identification Guide" are available from this site. There are descriptions of illegal drugs, some with accompanying photographs. The book can be ordered from this site.
 
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