This text is a comprehensive, contemporary and easy-to-use drug reference. The book features 4600 trade and generic drugs; and 50 monographs new to the edition, along with all the latest FDA information on new medications/warnings, dosage forms and unlabelled uses, life-span considerations and product withdrawals. IV information includes: dose; dilution; syringe/Y-site/additive/solution compatibility and incompatibility; rate; clinical precautions; direct IV; intermittent infusion; continuous infusion; life-span considerations; and IV compatibility and incompatibility. 475 commonly used combination drugs are completely updated and side effects organized by body systems with the most frequent problems underlined and life-threatening problems capitalized and set in a second colour for easy identification. The CD-ROM includes: a drug dosage calculator; 300 of the most commonly prescribed drugs by generic or trade name to print as is or customize for patient handouts; 55 bonus monographs; 50 comprehensive drug classes - including herbals in a separate class; complete coverage of herbals - 18 full monographs on those most commonly used; average wholesale prices expanded to include the top 300 drugs; and dosing considerations for patients with renal or hepatic impairment.