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Meylers side-effects of drugs

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A very incongruous entry amidst all the other classic texts, Meyler's Side-Effects of Drugs, is nevertheless a classic in its own right.

Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs is an International Encyclopedia of Adverse Drug Reactions and Interactions.  As of 2015, it had had 16 editions and the Sixteenth Edition builds on the success of the 15 previous editions, providing an extensively reorganized and expanded resource that now comprises more than 1,500 individual drug articles with the most complete coverage of adverse reactions and interactions found anywhere.

Each article contains detailed and authoritative information about the adverse effects of each drug, with comprehensive references to the primary literature, "making this a must-have reference work for any academic or medical library, pharmacologist, regulatory organization, hospital dispensary, or pharmaceutical company".

There is an online version of the book, which is why I have put it under websites, as the online version is actually more convenient for reference - the book is very big!  Note that this is not a website as such but a downloadable e-book.

The ebook includes  'enhanced features' such as increased searchability, extensive internal cross-linking, and fully downloadable and printable full-text, HTML or PDF articles. The summary provided by the compiles states it includes

* Enhanced encyclopedic format with drug monographs now organized alphabetically
* Completely expanded coverage of each drug, with more than 1,500 drug articles and information on adverse reactions and interactions
* Clearer, systematic organization of information for easier reading, including case histories to provide perspective on each listing
* Extensive bibliography with over 40,000 references
* A must-have reference work for any academic or medical library, pharmacologist, regulatory organization, hospital dispensary, or pharmaceutical company

"The reality of drug induced disease has certainly come to light with much effort and attention being placed on drug safety. With this encyclopedia, the practitioner is able to ascertain whether a patient's condition is iatrogenic/drug induced or idiopathic or, better yet, able to identify patients at risk for iatrogenic drug injury and develop strategies to prevent these events...As a pharmacy instructor and consultant in the area of drug induced disease, I am extremely impressed with the content and layout of this encyclopedia. It is one of the most complete yet user friendly publications on these disease states. It would be a worthwhile addition to medical, pharmacy, and other allied health school libraries." - Patrick J. McDonnell, PharmD, Temple University School of Pharmacy, for DOODY'S

 

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