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Pharmaceutical Sciences: Drug Info

Key databases for drug information

A range of databases to find quality drug information:

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.)



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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.

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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.

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.