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Parenteral Manual
A reference manual developed by AHS containing monographs about drug administration information for individual parenteral medications. 

Drug Formulary
A listing of pharmaceutical products approved by the AHS Pharmacy/Drugs and Therapeutics Committees (P&T or DTC) of all of the former health regions within Alberta. Applies to inpatient hospital and community health sites, but does not apply to continuing care centres.

Lexicomp
Provides drug monographs, an interactions database, laboratory tests, natural products, and poisoning and toxicology information.  Lexicomp includes Canadian drug names. 
 Mobile app for Android and Apple devices

 Tutorial videos
 

Micromedex
Provides drug information and clinical decision support tools

 Mobile app for Android, Apple and Windows 8 devices

 Tutorial videos
 

CPS (via RxTx)
Electronic version of the Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties published by Canadian Pharmacists Association.  Includes Health Canada advisories and drug product monographs. Does not include e-therapeutics. 

 Mobile app (only available to CMA members)

 Product tour webinar
 

Other Drug Information Resources

AHS Bugs & Drugs
An antimicrobial stewardship tool.

AHS KRS Drug Information Subject Guide
This guide provides links to high quality drug information resources, books and journals. Includes sections on Drug Calculators and Pregnancy & Lactation

Antimicrobial Stewardship
An interdisciplinary patient safety initiative that promotes appropriate selection, dosing, route and duration of antimicrobial therapy

Cytotoxic Drug Manual
Guidelines for the safe handling and disposal of cytotoxic drugs at AHS & Covenant Health.

DynaMed
A point of care resource that provides clinicians with evidence-based summaries, often including drug information, to support clinical decision-making. 

Natural Medicines
Information about dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.

RxFiles
Provides objective, comparative drug information to clinicians