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Nursing (Postgraduate): Drug Info

Key databases for drug information

A range of databases to find quality drug information:

New Zealand Universal List of Medicines

Medicines information in the NZULM includes:

  • whether a medicine is approved for use in New Zealand;
  • what restrictions, if any, apply;
  • whether it is subsidised and the level of subsidy; and
  • any conditions that apply.

Social and Environmental

What's new?

  1. See the latest issue of Prescriber Update from Medsafe
  2.  DynaMed and BMJ Best Practice have replaced our UpToDate subscription (from 1/10/2018).
  3. The British Phamacopoeia now includes the latest five years of online access. (Click on Browse Publications to see the list.)

New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule

The New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule (the "Schedule") is a list of the approximately 2000 prescription medicines and therapeutic products subsidised by the Government. The Schedule is published three times a year and updated monthly.



British Pharmacopoeia logo

The University of Otago Library now provides access to the most recent three years of the BP online through its new website. The BP is a vital reference tool for all individuals and organisations involved in pharmaceutical research, development, manufacture, quality control and analysis.