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Key databases for drug information
A range of databases to find quality drug information:
DynaMed This link opens in a new window
DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals. It contains clinically-oriented, evidence-based summaries written by medical experts for point-of-care use by physicians, and other health care professionals.
BMJ Best Practice This link opens in a new window
A clinical decision support tool for health professionals that provides access to the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion in a single source. BMJ Best Practice includes differential diagnosis tables, treatment algorithms, videos of common clinical procedures, integrated evidence from Cochrane Clinical Answers, over 250 medical calculators and more.
Embase This link opens in a new window
A major biomedical and pharmaceutical database indexing over 3,500 international journals.
Merck Index Online This link opens in a new window
Source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals.
Micromedex This link opens in a new window
Comprehensive monographs, evidence-based information on 2,300+ drugs. Covers FDA-approved, non-US, OTC, and investigational drugs. Searchable by generic name, brand name, adverse effect, or indications. Includes dosing tools and calculators. Access to Drugdex, Poisindex and Martindale.
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.
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.