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Tools and Content Highlights

Facts & Comparisons eAnswers is an interactive online resource that provides

healthcare professionals with access to trusted and authoritative drug BENEFITS:
information. It helps practitioners make efficient and effective therapeutic
n Provides actionable answers to
decisions through quick and easy access to independently reviewed and
drug information questions
researched drug information in a variety of formats.
n Enhances patient counseling
including Medication Therapy
Facts & Comparisons eAnswers provides 100% unbiased and objective drug Management (MTM) through
facts and unmatched comparative tables, for credible, trusted answers. Backed multiple drug and disease
by more than 65 years of experience, this tool provides actionable answers to information tools and resources
drug information questions for better therapeutic decisions in less time. n Saves time with extensive
It incorporates numerous referential databases and tools into one cross-references and links to
easy-to-use resource. related content
n Supports therapeutic decision
making and patient safety
n Simplifies the process of
evaluating new drugs for
formulary inclusion
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Drug Search by Disease/Symptom Drug Interaction Checker
This tool allows users to search using disease or Perform patient allergy, precautions and drug interaction
symptom search terms, generating a list of drugs based screening using the Drug Therapy Monitoring System
on selected criteria. from Medi-Span.
Combine criteria and create reports using one or
Allows easy entry of allergies for screening

more of the following attributes: Obtain drug interactions and precautions data for

Drugs indicated/not indicated for a specified condition diseases and pregnancy/lactation based on the patients
medication history, age, sex and other attributes
Drugs contraindicated/not contraindicated for a
specified condition Desired screening attributes can be determined from

the beginning, allowing the user to review only what
Drugs known/not known to cause a specified
they want to see
adverse reaction
Summary information provided, with links to more
Narrow or expand search results without restarting a
detailed information when needed
new search using the Medical Conditions database Review precaution and interaction information for
Print PDF reports to use in clinical practice
a single drug

Interactive Drug-Drug Comparative Tables Drug Identifier

In addition to our standard class monograph Identifying a drug has never been easier! This tool utilizes
comparative tables, users can choose up to 4 drugs the Image and Imprint Database from Medi-Span, providing
to specifically compare side-by-side through this image and imprint information on nearly 15,000 products.
interactive tool. Search by shape, generic or brand name, manufacturer,

Drugs can be entered by brand name, generic name
color, imprint, NDC code, and/or scoring
or NDC number A summary report contains thumbnail images that

Set up filters in the beginning to only see the
expand and NDC information, with links to detailed
information you want to review product information
Quickly compare indications, adverse reactions, drug-
The detailed information link includes additional

drug and drug-food interactions, contraindications/ product characteristics, Orange Book classification
precautions, and pregnancy warnings status, and current market availability

Summary information provided, with links to more

Use the Related Documents dropdown menu to link to

detailed information when needed the patient information and the professional monograph
to quickly obtain more information on the product

Clinical Calculators
Approximately 90 clinical calculators available

Multiple types available for calculating dosing, body

measurements, lab values, or other medical needs,
as well as calculators to determine ACLS/PALS/NALS
emergency drug dosing
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Drug Facts and Comparisons Off-Label Drug Facts
For more than 65 years, Drug Facts and Comparisons Off-Label Drug Facts assists the healthcare professional
has been the premier authoritative, unbiased, and in quickly identifying published literature regarding a
comprehensive drug information resource. Drugs are specific drug use that is not currently approved by the FDA.
divided into related therapeutic or pharmacological
Includes over 1,000 monographs providing off-label

groups for easy comparison. Using the functionality
drug information for patient populations, indications,
of Facts & Comparisons eAnswers, drugs from this
route of administration, and dosing
content source can also be found by generic or brand
name. Documentation rating scale, providing information

on the relevance and strength of the evidence for the
Includes over 22,000 Rx and 6,000 OTC products,

off-label use
including generic and trade names
Review summarized information on relevant

Drugs within the same therapeutic category are

controlled/non-controlled trial information, as well as
grouped side-by-side for easy comparison
historical cohort study information
Product tables with detailed product information,

Information available on the safety of the off-label use

including NDC and image and imprint, with sorting
and filtering capabilities to simplify your research References with links to the primary literature

MedWatch links included when available

Extensive manufacturer/distributor list
Comparative Efficacy Content

Off-label uses, with links to detailed information in

Written by clinicians, this content provides comparative
Off-Label Drug Facts efficacy data on over 25 topics relevant to clinical
Pregnancy and Lactation information, including

access to detailed monographs from Briggs Drugs in Summary comparative efficacy data for a particular

Pregnancy and Lactation condition is provided within individual drug and
class monographs, with the option to drill down to
Dosing information, including pediatric and elderly

detailed comparative monograph content
information and adjustments for renal and hepatic
impairment Full comparative efficacy condition monographs are

searchable and indexed in the References section
More than 3,000 unique charts and tables, allowing

for comparisons of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, Full monographs include a review of the literature, a

drug interactions, and much more review of the safety of drugs used for the condition,
each individual summary single agent and class
Administration information, including product

review, with links to the individual drug monograph
compatibilities, administration instructions, and
patient monitoring Fully referenced with links to the primary literature

References available, including Pubmed links to the

primary literature
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Briggs Pregnancy and Lactation Content Drug Interaction Facts
Briggs Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation is the definitive Covers both drug-drug and drug-food interaction
reference on medication use in pregnant and lactating information. Review potential interactions by class or
women. Briggs monographs include case studies and generic/trade names.
small reviews in addition to larger trials, to provide
Over 1,800 detailed monographs covering 20,000

the most information available on the use of drugs in
pregnant and lactating women.
At-a-glance onset, severity and documentation

Summary information from Briggs is available within

levels; significance ratings; effects, mechanism, and
monographs, with links to additional detailed content
management information
An index page within References provides direct

Written and reviewed by a panel of pharmacists,

access to the Briggs monographs, with links available
physicians, and pharmacologists
to the related drug monographs
Fully referenced with links to the primary literature

Content is fully referenced

Herbal Interaction Facts

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)
Content Answers patient-safety questions about drug-drug and
drug-herb interactions.
 rovides detailed information on REMS programs as
required by the FDA and specified by the manufacturer. Over 100 monographs

REMS information includes:

At-a-glance onset, severity and documentation

levels; significance ratings; effects, mechanism, and
Description and purpose of the particular REMS
management information
Fully referenced with links to the primary literature

Contact information, including phone numbers,
links to manufacturer websites and FDA webpages
Information on pharmacy and prescriber training Orphan Drugs
responsibilities This table provides information on products that have a
Elements to Ensure Safe Use (ETASU) components status as an orphan drug for a particular indication.
of the REMS program Includes generic and brand names, orphan drug

Links to Medication Guides, when appropriate indication, contact information for the orphan drug
sponsor, and program exclusivity dates
Dispensing requirements
Related document links between Drug Facts and

REMS program information is incorporated into each

Comparisons and the Orphan Drug Table provide
affected drug monograph and is also available via the
quick access for those drugs that have both approved
index page in References
and orphan drug status
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Medication Guides MedFacts Patient Handouts
These guides contain information for patients on how Provides medication information to patients to
to safely use a medication. They are created by the supplement verbal counseling received at the time of
manufacturer and approved by the FDA. Available for dispensing.
brand and generic products as provided by the manufacturer.
English and Spanish versions

PDF-printing capabilities

PDF printing in regular and large font options

Note: This database may not include all current

Medication Guides required by the FDA because of
limitations on publicly available information. Black Box Warnings
A reference page containing links to over 600 Black Box
The Review of Natural Products
Links provide quick access to the specific Black Box

Provides up-to-date, objective assessment of the latest Warning within the monograph
medical and scientific studies on natural products,
including medically active foods (nutraceuticals). Based on Warnings are updated as new information is identified

clinical studies, monographs are peer-reviewed by an
expert panel to provide trusted, evidence-based information.
Manufacturer Index
Over 350 fully-referenced monographs

Provides a comprehensive alphabetical list of
Therapeutic and alphabetic indexes
Evidence-based herb/drug interactions appendix

Labelers and repackagers included

Pregnancy and lactation information

Contact information is provided

Patient information

Includes links to the manufacturers website when

A to Z Drug Facts
A summary drug reference resource, including: Dont Crush/Chew
Administration and Dosage section organized by age,
Provides an alphabetical list of products that should not
route, and specific disease states be crushed or chewed.
Black Box Warnings along with warnings and

Includes a discussion of dosage form types (including

precautions for specific age groups, pregnancy,
common abbreviations) that should not be crushed
lactation, and disease states
or chewed, and why those dosage forms are in use
Quick links available between the summary

Also provides a short summary of why patients may

monograph and the full monograph
crush or chew meds and some options for those
Provides a quick summary level of information
dosage forms that should not be altered
when needed
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Immunization Schedules
Resource for routine and special immunization needs Also contains catch-up tables for pediatric

for children and adults. immunization schedules and general information on
Provides reprinted information from the CDC:

Recommended Adult and Pediatric Immunization Provides information on immunizations in special

Schedules populations, with references to the CDC MMWR
publication on immunizations


Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
Written by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great
Britain staff, this resource includes:

Information on 6700 drugs and other substances of

interest in medicine

Information on over 180,000 proprietary

preparations from 40 countries and regions

Chemical/molecular drug structures

Verified contact information on 15,000


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