Pharmacy Technician Program
Health Canada Population and
Public Health Branch
This web site provides extensive information
about child/adult/senior health related topics
Ontario College of Pharmacists
the Ontario College of Pharmacists)
List of Other Provincial Pharmacy Regulators
Health Profession Regulatory Advisory
Toronto - Faculty of Pharmacy
Drug Information And Research
Pharmacists Association (OPA)
of Health and Long-Term Care
Ontario Statutes and Regulations
Sunnybrook Health Science Centre's
Drug Information Site
Sciences Centre - Drug Information Service (LonDIS)
The Ottawa Valley Regional Drug Information Service
Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs -
Institute for Safe Medical Practices - ISMP Canada
National Association of Pharmacy
Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA)
Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
Canadian Society for
Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS)
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC)
Health Protection Branch
Laboratory Centre for Disease
Therapeutic Products Programme
Health Promotion and Programs Branch
Alberta College of Pharmacists
College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
pharmciens du Quebec
Safe Medical Practices (ISMP)
US Food and Drug
Administration Home Page
The PharmWeb's Home Page
- WHMIS: What You Need
This web site provides basic but detailed information about WHMIS
- Physician Desk
An excellent site for information about drugs/disease/health and
links applying to the majority of chapters in Author: Book Title, Edition
Edition, are located beneath this brief table of contents.
of Medicine and Pharmacy
and Ethics of Pharmacy
Settings for Technicians
and Calculations Used by Pharmacy Technicians
Forms, Abbreviations, and Routes of Administration
Communication, and Ethics
Medications and Skin Care Products
Stock and Billing
and Auditory Systems
Organizations and the Future of Pharmacy Technicians
Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations
(Electronic Orange Book) Available complete online from the U.S. FDA.
Drug InfoNet Provides links to and information about drug
package inserts, disease information, drug and disease FAQs, an Ask the Doctor
feature, health care news, and pharmaceutical manufacturer addresses.
Drugs@FDA A searchable Catalog of FDA Approved Drug
Products. Includes prescription, over-the-counter, and discontinued drugs, and
links to drug approval letters, labels, and review packages.
Dictionary Terms related to health services and administration.
Acronym Finder: Look up 180,000+ acronyms/abbreviations
& their meanings; ©1988-2004, Mountain Data Systems, All Rights Reserved.
Abbreviation List From the Future Nurses web site.
and Initialisms for Health Information Resources "Acronyms for global
information and data resources in health, medical, and veterinary sciences.
Linked acronyms point to selected related Web sites. The acronyms and their
expansions appear in the languages of origin". Site is available in French
and English; by Marie-Lise Shams.
Used at the NIH From the NIH Fellows Handbook.
Glossary of Terms and Symbols Used in Pharmacology
Copyright by Trustees of Boston University. All rights reserved. Edward W.
Pelikan, M.D., Professor Emeritus and Former Chairman of Pharmacology, Boston
University School of Medicine.
Medline Plus: Merriam-Webster
Medical Dictionary From MedicineNet.
On-line Medical Dictionary From CancerWeb, UK.
Medi- Lexicon (formerly Pharma-Lexicon) Dictionary of
medical, pharmaceutical, biomedical and healthcare acronyms and abbreviations.
A gateway to U.S. Government information from the Department of Commerce.
FirstGov.gov The official web site for searching the U.S.
Government. Available in multiple languages.
Meta-Directory for Pharmacology and Prescription
Drug Information & Pharmacy; a directory to web resources from the
University of Iowa.
Healthy People 2010 web site and Healthy People
2010 2nd edition Table of Contents to full text online.
Information for Health Professionals One stop gateway for
health professionals to the extensive resources of the Food and Drug
Administration. Includes items on clinical practice, conflict of interest in
drug research, recent warnings and safety issues, and more. Excellent starting
point when seeking FDA information.
"an interactive database system developed by staff of the division of
Health Promotion Statistics of the National Center for Health Statistics, and
contains the most recent monitoring data for Tracking Healthy People
A commercial article database indexing over 17,000 journal titles, including
pharmacology, pharmacy, nursing, and biochemistry titles not found in MEDLINE.
Gives treatment updates on conditions such as heart attacks and health facts
about conditions such as bladder incontinence. Contains a searchable drug
database which covers topics including drug class and mechanism, dosing
information, interactions, and side effects. Also includes a searchable medical
dictionary which contains information on hundreds of terms, conditions,
diseases, and injuries.
Medline Plus An online database designed to provide
information to health consumers on a wide range of topics from the National
Library of Medicine; includes links to dictionaries, clearinghouses,
publications, organizations and traditional bibliographic database tools.
Includes Medline Plus Drug Information which provides a selection of
information on specific drugs from an alphabetical index. "Information on
thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications is provided through
two drug resources -- MedMaster™, a product of the American Society of
Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the USP DI® Advice for the Patient®, a
product of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)."
Medscape and Medscape
Pharmacotherapy Extensive and authoritative sites with information on many
specialties; access is free, but registration is required.
MedWatch: The FDA Medical Products Reporting Program
Includes sections on Safety Information and Continuing
Education Articles & Other Publications.
Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy 17th edition; full text online. Includes
chapters on Clinical Pharmacology (Chapter 22) and Poisoning (Chapter 23) and
Mosby's Drug Consult Background and order information.
National Guideline Clearinghouse Includes a section on Chemicals and Drugs.
PDR.net Includes a searchable database for drug monographs
and much more.
Center Part of Martindale's Health Science Guide, the Virtual Pharmacy
Center provides links to and information about new drug databases, approvals
and pending approvals, drug infusion rates, drug R&D, major drug databases
of both prescription and OTC drugs, and drug-specific databases for major functional
Technician Continuing Education Features an extensive and varied collection
of open access ce resources. Credit requires payment of a fee. Topics include
legal issues, treatment of specific disorders, customer service issues, error
reporting and more.
Technician Manual Prepared by the Nebraska Pharmacists Association. Includes
sections on nomenclature, equipment, scope of practice, and more.
PharmWeb For patients and health professionals.
An extensive site on "Prescription Drug Information for Canadians";
includes a section on commonly used medicinal herbs and an "ask the
- The Internet Drug Index An extensive site that allows searches by drug
name (generic or brand names), and provides full descriptive monographs that
include adverse effects, dosage and administration, precautions, and much more.
This site also includes The Top 200 U.S. Prescriptions (ranked or
alphabetically, for 2003,
and for the years from 1995 to 2002) and patient education materials, and
information on alternative herbal remedies.
Safemedication.com An extensive site that permits searching
by brand of generic name; designed for consumer use, from the American Society of Health-System
Technicians site from the American Society of Health-System
Pharmacists. Extensive site covering aspects of practice and continuing
www.talkaboutrx.org From the National Council on Patient
Information and Education (NCPIE).
University of Iowa Family
Practice Handbook, 4th Edition. A Mosby Handbook. Mark A.
Graber, M.D. Associate Professor Departments of Family Medicine and Emergency
Medicine Matthew L. Lanternier, MD Assistant Clinical Professor Department of
Family Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine. Iowa City, Iowa. All
contents copyright © 1992-2004 the Author(s) and The University of Iowa. All
Virtual Library - Pharmacy The Pharmacy Page of the Virtual
Library includes an extensive list of links to web sites for pharmacy schools,
community pharmacy pages, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, associations,
journals and books, government sites, jobs and pharmacy, online databases,
pharmacy listservs, conferences, and news groups.
A comprehensive health promotion resource including interactive tools such as
personal health assessment; tests and quizzes; step-by-step guide to breast
self-examination; customized food pyramids; tools for quitting smoking; and
sleep, body mass, and calorie calculators. Provides daily briefings, local
health directory, conditions index with information on hundreds of disorders,
an Ask the Expert feature, and a searchable drug database which covers
thousands of medications.
One stop access through "a portal to the Web sites of a number of
multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services and other Federal departments and agencies". Includes a
special fast link to Steps to a HealthierUS Initiative, and 2004 National
Demographic and Statistical Resources
Research and Analysis Directorate at Health Canada.
Epidemiologic Data Resource (CEDR) From the Department of Energy.
Health United States From the National Center for Health
County QuickFacts "Quick, easy access to facts about people, business,
and geography" for each state in the U.S. Click on map areas for data
related to those sites.
Rankings Excerpted from Statistical Abstract.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
Canada A very comprehensive site, not limited to health care.
Social Statistics Briefing Room (SSBR)
Health Organization and World
Health Report from WHOSIS, the WHO Statistical Information System.
American Family Physician
Open access to full text articles online.
American Journal of PharmacoGenomics From
Adis International Limited A Wolters Kluwer Company; general information only.
Canada Communicable Disease
Clinical Pharmacology and
Therapeutics Full-text articles are available starting with
1999, with tables of contents and abstracts from 1997 to the present. Access to
abstracts is complimentary. Access to full-text articles is via paid
subscription or pay-per-article.
Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response (CSR) and Disease Outbreak News From the World
Health Organization. Includes information on disease outbreaks and biosafety.
Consultant Pharmacist A publication of the American Society of Consultant
Pharmacists. "Issues previous to May, 2000 are in HTML format, and are
Drug Store News
An extensive commercial site.
Drug Topics "The Online News Magazine for
Pharmacists"; a commercial site.
Essential Drugs Monitor World Health
Organization, and other EDM Periodicals and Newsletters.
Neuropsychopharmacology The Journal of the European College of
Online via GPO Access.
The magazine of the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration; articles from 1995 forward are available in html
format online, and some older items are also available.
FDC Reports Contains information from various FDC
newsletters, offering the most current news, research, and FDA standings on
pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; includes the Pink Sheet (prescription
pharmaceuticals and biotechnology), Gold Sheet (quality control
reports), Tan Sheet (nonprescription pharmaceuticals and nutritionals),
Gray Sheet (medical devices, diagnostics, and instrumentation), Silver
Sheet (design, compliance and quality control issues affecting the medical
device and diagnostics industries), Blue Sheet (health policy and
biomedical research), Rose Sheet (toiletries, fragrances, and
skincare) and Green Sheet (weekly pharmacy reports).
Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
An online open access electronic journal from the Canadian Society for
Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS).
The Medical Letter
Full access requires subscription.
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Available full text
online, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report -- CDC Surveillance
Summaries Available full text online, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Patient Care for the Nurse
Practitioner Requires registration, which is free.
Pediatric Pharmacotherapy A monthly newsletter
from the Children's Medical Center, University of Virginia. All contents
copyright (C) Stephen M. Borowitz, M.D.
Pharmacy Times An online magazine.
Self-Medication Digest From Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers
Association of Canada (NDMAC).
Online journal that includes a wide variety of subjects, including OTC and
prescription drug information.
Weekly Epidemiological Record
From the World Health
Organization (WHO); requires Adobe
Acrobat Reader for full access.
Non-Pharmacy Agencies and Organizations
(See Section Five for Pharmacy Organizations)
for Healthcare Research and Quality From the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, this site offers online full text guidelines and reports
dealing with a wide variety of health issues, from costs to treatment of
specific disorders, and links to other relevant web resources.
Academy of Family Physicians
American Association of Poison Control Centers
American Medical Association
American Nurses Association
Public Health Association (APHA)
of Schools of Allied Health Professions
Healthcare Association (CHA)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Heath Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Institutes of Health
Library of Medicine Provides free access to MEDLINE,
(consumer information, including drug information), Clinical Trials, Household Products
Database, and a variety of toxicology databases.
Safety& Health Administration (OSHA)
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)
Office of the Surgeon General
American Health Organization (PAHO)
Training Network (PHTN) From the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. Includes distance learning programs on bioterrorism and that
"respond to emerging threats to the public's health. This series uses a
mix of media strategies in an effort to reach the broadest possible
Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Care Throughout the Life Cycle
Care Throughout the Life Cycle
Health Care Professions and Systems