Miscellaneous Pharmacy Resources

Complementary Medicines

About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Find evidence-based information from our Integrative Medicine experts about herbs, vitamins, and other dietary supplements.
https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/treatments/symptom-management/integrative-medicine/herbs

Complementary and Alternative Therapies
Complementary and alternative therapies
http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/booth/booths/altmed.html

Herbal Remedies: Adverse Effects and Drug Interactions 
A growing number of Americans are using herbal products for preventive and therapeutic purposes. The manufacturers of these products are not required to prove safety and efficacy to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration before marketing. For this reason, the adverse effects and drug interactions associated with herbal remedies are largely unknown. Ginkgo biloba extract, advertised as improving cognitive functioning, has been reported to cause spontaneous bleeding, and it may interact with anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents. St. John’s wort, promoted as a treatment for depression, may have monoamine oxidase-inhibiting effects or may cause increased levels of serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Although St. John’s wort probably does not interact with foods that contain tyramine, it should not be used with prescription antidepressants. Ephedrine-containing herbal products have been associated with adverse cardiovascular events, seizures and even death. Ginseng, widely used for its purported physical and mental effects, is generally well tolerated, but it has been implicated as a cause of decreased response to warfarin. Physicians must be alert for adverse effects and drug interactions associated with herbal remedies, and they should ask all patients about the use of these products.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/1999/0301/p1239.html

HerbMed
http://www.herbmed.org/

CAM Databases: Integrative Medicine: University of Maryland School of Medicine
http://www.compmed.umm.edu/resources_databases.asp

Aromatherapy: Art or Science?
http://inetce.com/articles/pdf/221-999-04-095-H01.pdf

Complementary medicine | The BMJ
http://www.bmj.com/specialties/complementary-medicine

NCCIH
Information and resources from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
https://nccih.nih.gov/

Cold-fX® for Colds and Flu: Effectiveness and Safety?
http://medsask.usask.ca/documents/newsletters/archive/24.4.Cold-fX_Presentation.pdf

Health Library – C573 – Natural & Alternative Treatments – Index – 120459
http://healthlibrary.epnet.com/GetContent.aspx?token=e0498803-7f62-4563-8d47-5fe33da65dd4

ConsumerLab.com – independent tests and reviews of vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements
ConsumerLab.com provides independent test results, reviews, ratings and comparisons of vitamins, supplements, herb and nutrition products to consumers and healthcare providers.
https://www.consumerlab.com/

Dietary Supplements Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information – FDA
Main Page of links to Guidance Documents and Regulatory Information about Dietary Supplements.
http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/DietarySupplements/default.htm

Dietary Supplements – FDA
Overview of dietary supplements and the FDA’s role in regulating this group of foods.
http://www.fda.gov/Food/DietarySupplements/default.htm

Gallery Photos of Herbs 
http://www.herbs.org/gallery.htm

Herbals and Other Dietary Supplements in the United States, Part II 
http://inetce.com/articles/pdf/221-146-04-055-H01.pdf

Herbals and Other Dietary Supplements in the United States, Part III 
http://inetce.com/articles/pdf/221-146-04-070-H04.pdf

Homeopathy – The Highest Ideal of Cure
In depth resource on homeopathy, including a professional referral database, over 250 articles and online audio tapes with leading experts, two online homepathic journals, and web sites for the National Center for Homeopathy, International Foundation for Homeopathy, Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians, Homeopathic Research Institute and Homeopathic Education Services.
http://www.healthy.net/scr/therapy.aspx?Thid=16

Homeowatch
http://www.homeowatch.org/

Are Natural Weight Loss Products Effective?
http://medsask.usask.ca/documents/newsletters/archive/23.3.weight_loss.pdf

Quackwatch
http://www.quackwatch.org/

Home | Food and Nutrition Information Center
http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/

Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS)
https://ods.od.nih.gov/

Technology in Pharmacy

Diagnosaurus Differential Diagnosis
http://books.mcgraw-hill.com/medical/diagnosaurus/index.html

E-prescribing: Improving Pharmacy Efficiency with Emerging & Existing Technology
In 2011, more than a third of prescriptions were routed electronically, and more than half of office-based physicians were e-prescribing, a new report finds.
http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/E-Prescribing-Rate-Continues-to-Rise

John Hopkins Antibiotic Guide
About Hopkins ABX Guide, a free online resource on bacteria and bacterial infections, complications, treatments and other related subjects.
http://hopkins-abxguide.org/

Micromedex Drug Information for iPhone/iPad/iTouch
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/micromedex-drug-information/id390211464?mt=8

Optimizing Personal Digital Assistant Use in Your Pharmacy Practice
http://www.vhpharmsci.com/Presentations/2005/Balen_PPC05_Handout.pdf

Adelphi Healthcare Packaging – Pre-Sterilised Primary Packaging
Pyrofree® Sterile Glass Vials and Rubber Stoppers suitable for filling parenteral drugs for human use, available from stock.
http://www.adelphi-hp.com/products/containers/glass-vials/sterile-open-vials

Drug Assistant
Drug Assistant has established its leadership as a comprehensive, easy to use Patient Assistance Software Program. Drug Assistant services clinics, hospitals, and is the trusted manager of the largest Patient Assistance Programs nationally.
https://www.drugassistant.com/

Travel Medicine

BMJ Travel Medicine Collections
http://casereports.bmj.com/collections/travel_medicine

Canadian Recommendations for Prevention & Treatment of Malaria Among International Travellers
Presents the Canadian recommendations on Malaria prevention and treatment among international travellers.
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/09vol35/35s1/index-eng.php

Centers for Disease Control – Travelers’ Health
Official U.S. government health recommendations for traveling. Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

International Travel and Health – WHO
http://www.who.int/ith/en/

Medical College of Wisconsin International Travelers Clinic
Online information sources and tools for patients seeking to better manage their health.
http://www.mcw.edu/clinicalinformatics/healthlink.htm

Travel Health Online
https://www.tripprep.com/scripts/main/default.asp

Travel Medicine Program – Health Canada
Monitors, verifies, and disseminates travel health information. Produces recommendations for international travellers and health professionals.
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/tmp-pmv/

TravelHealth Advice
Travel health advice on how to prevent common travel illnesses, and information about tropical diseases, vaccines, insurance and general travel wellbeing.
http://www.travelhealth.co.uk/

Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network
WWARN, as part of the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO), is a global platform that provides research evidence to support international efforts to fight antimalarial drug resistance.
http://www.wwarn.org/

Veterinary Medicine

Merck Vetinary Medicine Manual
http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.html

The Vet Tech’s Library – Vet Tech Schools
https://vettechnicians.org/

Elephant Formulary
http://www.elephantcare.org/drugtoc.htm

FARAD – Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank
http://www.farad.org/

NetVet Veterinary Resources
Large Collection of Veterinary Medical and Animal related Internet Resources
http://netvet.wustl.edu/vet.htm

Society of Veterinary Hospital Pharmacists
http://svhp.org/

The American Veterinary Medical Association Online
Scientific, news, business and other resources for veterinarians, including news, online discussions, veterinary events and CE, legislative tracking, and more.
https://www.avma.org/

Vets Near Me
Search for local vets.
http://vetnearme.org/

Veterinary Medicine (Biosciences)
World Wide Web Virtual Library – Veterinary Medicine
http://netvet.wustl.edu/vetmed.htm

NetVet
Large Collection of Veterinary Medical and Animal related Internet Resources
http://netvet.wustl.edu/