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  • A drug, broadly speaking, is any substance that, when absorbed into the body of a living organism
  •  OBJECTIVES:- Describe the attributes and the differences between tertiary , secondary and primary resources. Identify the most appropriate resources for a given drug information enquiry and use them effectively Recognize that primary ,secondary and tertiary resources may be available in hard copy.CD-ROM ,ON LINE and /or orther Format. Describe how to search computerized databases. Understand the role of computer bulletin boards and the internet as drug information resources. Recognize that professional organizations ;pharmaceutical manufactures drugs information centers and poison centers are alternate sources of drug information.
  •  A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment ,or prevention of a disease or as a component of a medication.
  •  They are the research studies published in the biomedical journals. It is the most current information about drugs . It is not easy job to use journals to answer a drug related question because of its huge growing number(>20000 biomedical journals available) Primary resources provide the broad base for development of the rest the professional literature. It contains original reports of scientific studies which the knowledge of drugs and therapeutics built.
  •  They are indexes and abstracts for primary resources. They are valuable tools for quick and selective screening for primary resources. They provide the user with concise tools for gaining access to the primary literatures. Any single indexing or abstracting service can not cover all published articles beside the lag time are the limitations to use secondary.
  •  Tertiary resources include textbooks ;monographs; Compendia; Handbooks; and published symposia. They represent the condensation of basic facts originally published in the primary literature
  •  Tertiary Resources are the most commonly used sources of information because they are easy to use, concise and compact. Often they provide a review of the literature by an expert in the field. Tertiary references (textbook.CD-ROMS)are convenient and in general ;fairly accessible. Drug information references may be divided into specific subjects to make them easier to use. Usually the information contained in tertiary literature is well accepted in medical practice
  •  Lag time ..outdated even in new editions. Space limitations within a text may prevent extensive discussion of a drug or topic. Authors may emphasize limited information about a topic or drug. Authors may present information that is based on a less through review of the primary literature. Any updated or new information can not be inserted into the printed(hard copy) tertiary literature in a timely fashion.
  •  Does the author have sufficient experience and expertise to write on the topic? Assess the text for timeliness(i.g; when was the last edition published?) Is this the most recent edition of the tertiary reference? Are statements of fact appropriately supported by references? How many references does each section have and how- up-to-date are they? Is the reference clear;concise and easy to use?
  •  Does the author have sufficient experience and expertise to write on the topic? Assess the text for timeliness(i.g; when was the last edition published?) Is this the most recent edition of the tertiary reference? Are statements of fact appropriately supported by references? How many references does each section have and how- up-to-date are they? Is the reference clear concise and easy to use?