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Best Practices for Health-System Pharmacy, Positions & Practice Standards of ASHP

A compendium of positions, statements, and guidelines for pharmacy practice. Documents are listed by topic and are available in PDF format for viewing and printing convenience.


A dictionary of over 200,000 medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical & healthcare acronyms and abbreviations. Plus medical news and searches for the medical, pharmaceutical or healthcare professional. (formerly Pharma-Lexicon)

Clinical Pharmacology

Facts & Comparisons (formerly Drugfacts)

Glossary of Terms & Symbols Used in Pharmacology

From Boston University Medical Campus

Office of Scientific & Technical Information

Provides information on technical reports generated through federally funded research and development projects.


Includes comprehensive profiles of the most widely used herbs, including summaries of human clinical studies.

Medical Dictionary

From Medline Plus

Medscape DrugInfo

Database of information on over 200,000 drug products. The database combines information from the National Drug Data File with information from the American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information. Registration (free) required.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy Online (17th edition)


Consumer-oriented medical information.

RxList - The Internet Drug Index


Virtual Library - Pharmacy

VL is the oldest catalog of the web, started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of html and the web itself. Pages are compiled by volunteers in which they are expert.

Subject Specialist

Nancy Elder


Phone: 512-495-4635