Mon, 18 Dec 2017

An Overlook on the Web Based Drug Information Resources

Keerthy J1, Venkateswaramurthy N*1, Sambathkumar R

1. J.K.K.Nattraja college of Pharmacy, Kumarapalayam, Tamilnadu-638183.


ABSTRACT

The purpose of this work was to familiarize the Pharm. D students with the various web based drug information resources with its advantages, usefulness and limitations and to develop skills in retrieval and evaluation of drug information. This review work is useful for Pharm. D students and is extremely reliable. This work helps in understanding the types of drug information resources available, to develop skills to find the suitable and appropriate answer; to select suitable search strategy and appropriate drug information resources; to develop skills in accessing web based drug information resources and its applications; to understand the various limitations and the advantages of various resources; and to chose appropriate resources to answer the drug related queries. To guide the Pharm. D students, data regarding various web based resources (databases and websites) were collected, analyzed and categorized according to the requirements of the needed drug information. This review work will help and enable the students in utilizing drug information resources effectively. The usefulness of this information reflects upon their practice and can enlighten them.

Keywords: Web, drug information, limitations.


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