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ASHP Adds AHFSfirstFAX™ to Premier Drug Reference, AHFS Drug Information

Health care professionals can ensure that they are basing their drug therapy decisions on the most current information available by using a new feature of AHFS Drug Information?. Now, free with a paid subscription, AHFSfirstFax™ provides one-page faxed overview monographs on all new FDA-approved drug products and molecular entities. This new service allows subscribers the most up-to- date drug information on newly released drugs.

AHFS Drug Information has served as an important resource for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and other health care professionals for more than 40 years and is recognized by the federal government and most U.S. health systems as an authoritative source of unbiased, evaluative material on drugs. The compendium offers objective evaluations of the medical literature and FDA-approved labeling information on thousands of drug products, including prescription, over-the-counter, and ophthalmic drugs, as well as data on scientifically valid unlabeled uses. AHFS DI drug monographs are also available in a variety of electronic formats. 

To subscribe to AHFS Drug Information 1999, call ASHP Customer Service at (301) 657-4383 or fax to 1-800-665-2747. Online orders either can be placed in the Product and Services Catalog portion of ASHP's Web site ( or email to Additional information is available from ASHP’s Database Services Division at (301) 657-3000, ext. 1290. 

ASHP is the 30,000-member national professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems. ASHP believes that the mission of pharmacists is to help people make the best use of medications. Assisting pharmacists in fulfilling this mission is ASHP's primary objective. The Society has extensive publishing and educational programs designed to help members improve their delivery of pharmaceutical care, and it is the national accrediting organization for pharmacy residency and pharmacy technician training programs.