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Chapter 3. Drug Information Resources

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If you were looking for information on an interaction between St. John’s wort and Prozac®, which source would likely provide this information?

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a. Natural Medicine Comprehensive Database

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b. Drug in Pregnancy and Lactation

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c. American Drug Index

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d. Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy

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e. The Harriet Lane Handbook

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Which of the following would be the most useful resource when determining the U.S. equivalent of an international drug?

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a. Handbook of Injectable Drugs

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b. Pharmacy Practice and the Law

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c. Index Nominum

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d. Merck Index

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Which database would be best for finding information about a recent business merger of two large pharmaceutical manufacturers?

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a. International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA)

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b. Iowa Drug Information System (IDIS)

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c. LexisNexis

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d. CINAHL

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e. Reactions Weekly

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While searching for information on a specific medication you find an electronic document describing a clinical experience of a practitioner with a patient who had an adverse reaction to a medication. What kind of literature is this?

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a. Primary

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b. Secondary

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c. Tertiary

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d. None of the above (electronic documents are not reliable)

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e. None of the above (electronic documents do not fulfill the criteria for any type of literature)

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Which of the following references would contain information on the normal dose of a prescription medication?

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a. Red Book

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b. AHFS

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c. American Drug Index

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d. Catalog of Teratogenic Agents

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e. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs

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