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Chapter 3: Drug Information Resources

A physician asks for a tertiary reference that discusses the results of a new drug's efficacy and safety in treating multiple sclerosis. Which of the following is a tertiary resource in biomedical literature?

a. A research article describing a clinical trial

b. A case report of one patient's experience

c. A review paper describing several clinical trials


c. A review paper describing several clinical trials

A pharmacy technician calls you and asks the following: “A patient is asking if it is okay to take oxycodone, aspirin, omeprazole, and ibuprofen together.” Which of the following categories of drug information resources is most appropriate for an efficient search of references?

a. Drug interaction

b. Drug stability

c. Adverse drug reaction

d. Indication

a. Drug interaction

A physician calls and asks “my patient takes ginkgo biloba supplements every day. Does that interact with his warfarin?” What would be the most appropriate DI reference to use for this question, given the product of interest?

a. Facts & Comparisons® eAnswers

b. Geriatric Dosage Handbook

c. Natural Medicines

d. Briggs Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation

c. Natural Medicines

A nurse calls and asks “can I mix gentamicin and ampicillin in one bag for IV administration?” What would be the most appropriate DI reference to answer this question?

a. Merck Index

b. Lexi-Drugs

c. Neofax

d. Trissel's IV Compatibility

d. Trissel's IV Compatibility

Which of the following is NOT a drug information resource that can answer the following question? “Are there any major warnings that I should know about gabapentin before using it?”

a. DrugPoint


c. Lexi-Drug ID

d. Clinical Pharmacology

c. Lexi-Drug ID

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