It is important that all staff involved in health care should know what drugs a patient is taking, what they are for and what side effects there may be. Updated annually, the Drugs Handbook provides ready access to the most up-to-date information on the various medications prescribed or bought over the counter. It is an authoritative guide for nurses, paramedical staff and other health professionals, and anyone needing a concise reference source on drugs.
Definitions of Drug Group Names and Medical Terms
PART ONE: APPROVED NAMES
All drugs listed here under their chemically approved (i.e. generic) names in alphabetical order, giving mechanism of action, therapeutic indications and chief unwanted side effects
PART TWO: TRADE NAMES
All drugs listed here under their trade or brand names, giving the same information as Part One
APPENDIX: Common Slang Names for Misused Drugs
Author BiographiesGLYN VOLANS is Director of the Medical Toxicology Unit and Consultant Physician at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in London.
HEATHER WISEMAN is an Information Scientist in the Medical Toxicology Unit at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in London.
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