DRUGS AND DRUGS

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE SAFE USE OF COMMON DRUGS IN ADULTS


Drugs and Drugs is a resource for clinicians to learn how to safely prescribe the most common medications.

The Editorial Committee consists of Ann Thompson, Peter Hamilton, Sheri Koshman, and Tim Chan. The chapters were authored by members of the Department of Medicine - University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada. Since its introduction in 2005, the handbook has been a favourite amongst medical students and it has underwent numerous editions with the latest being our fifth edition (2020).

With over 130 chapters in the book - each section contains useful tidbits explaining the mechanism of actions, common dosages and important practical clinical tips on how to prescribe these medications.

Drugs and Drugs App

We are happy to announce the launch of our mobile app version of the Drugs and Drugs handbook. Available now on the App Store and Google Play.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic - we will be offering the app FREE for the first 10,000 downloads

The app contains the same great content of the Drugs and Drugs Handbook in an accessible digital format.

Features

  • Includes over 20 categories of medications with 130 plus individual chapters of different medication classes

  • Clean and intuitive interface that makes navigating each chapter easy

  • Search Function - to find the medication summaries quicker, or even to cross reference side effects

  • Favorites function to bookmark frequently used pages and a Notes page to jot down clinical pearls

  • Customizable settings - including light and dark themes, and different ways of displaying chapter summaries

  • No advertisements, no sign-ups, no permissions, and no internet connection needed!

App developed by: Jesse Basnak and Mike Basnak

Feedback can be directed to twchan@ualberta.ca

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