Miscellaneous resources are in this case handbooks or sources that do not fit into the eleven other categories. The PDR is a source of information I felt would be of interest, and therefore, should be included in this resource guide.

Physician's Desk Reference, 58th ed. 2004. Montvale, NJ: Thomson PDR

The Physician Desk Reference is an annual reference that provides the Food and Drug Administration's approved labeling for drugs as well as prescription information provided by manufacturers for grandfathered drugs and other drugs marketed without FDA approval. Some dietary supplements and other products are also included. On average, more than 70% of the drugs found in PDR have updated prescribing information from that found in the previous year’s edition. Each drug listing contains interactions with other drugs, contraindications, side effects, black box warnings, recommended dosages, and how-supplied methods.

"With the new 2004 PDR, you'll find the most complete, up-to-date information on over 4,000 drugs by brand and generic name (both in the same convenient index), manufacturer and product categories plus more than 2,000 full-size, full-color photos cross referenced to the drug. You'll also find information on the latest drugs approved by the FDA." This resource is a valuable tool for parents and teachers to be able to access if a student is on medication for ADHD.

Local call number:
Trident Academy: Not available
Charleston County Public Library: R615.1 Physi (Ready Reference 2004 ed.)
College of Charleston: R 575PS (2003 ed., earlier editions are available for circulation)

ISBN: 1563634716 Available for purchase - Note edition year:

  • Barnes and Noble 2004 Ed
  • Amazon.com 2004 Ed

  • Created by Mary M. Silgals, MLIS

    April 6, 2004
    Edited August 13, 2004

    Back to Main Page