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New ASHP Products Feature the Latest in Technology and Top Notch Resources

With the launch of a new year and a new millennium, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) began development of a number of new products aimed at helping pharmacists move forward into the 21st century.  From hand held computers and the latest drug information on the Web to an updated edition of the renowned Handbook on Injectable Drugs, ASHP now offers pharmacists the latest technology and most timely information to make quick and accurate pharmaceutical care decisions.  For more information about ASHP products and services, visit the ASHP Web site at or call Customer Service (301) 657-4383.
  • AHFSfirst and AHFSfirst Web
    ASHFfirst (desktop software) and AHFSfirst Web (Internet/Intranet) both combine two of the most widely-used sources of comprehensive and unbiased drug information: the National Drug Data File from First Databank and ASHP's own AHFS Drug Information monographs.  Both versions allow practitioners to quickly navigate to a drug of interest in either database and access information on clinical topics such as contraindications, side effects, and precautions.
  • PharmSearch from IPA 
    This powerful Web-based search tool now gives individuals affordable access to more than 30 years of in-depth indexed reference information based on ASHP's International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA).  It is the most comprehensive reference index of pharmacy literature available and provides information on subjects such as adverse drug reactions, pharmacy-related legislative issues, pharmacy management, and ethics.
  • Handbook on Injectable Drugs, 11th Edition
    The undisputed authority on injectable drug products, the Handbook provides quick and easy access to help pharmacists, nurses, and other medical professionals assess the compatibility of various solutions and additives for a given parenteral drug.  The latest edition includes monographs on 280 commercially available drugs.  All monographs have been updated to reflect the most current information.
  • Pharmacist's Drug Handbook
    This portable drug reference is designed to fit in a lab coat pocket.  Based on the AHFS Drug Information database, this handy book includes 780 drug monographs and comparison charts of drugs within the same pharmacologic class.  Co-published by ASHP and Springhouse Corporation.
  • Ambulatory Care Clinical Skills Program: Dyslipidemia Management Module
    This unique module teaches skills needed to care for patients with dyslipidemia.  It includes an emphasis on behavioral change and learning theories, nutritional and drug therapy as self-management treatment, and physical and emotional traits of patients with dyslipidemia.
  • Clinical Pharmacokinetics Pocket Reference, Second Edition
    This popular reference, designed to help calculate drug doses and drug concentrations for patients, has been completely updated so clinicians can initiate and monitor drug therapy with confidence.  The reference examines a variety of patient populations for each drug and discusses monitoring for pharmacodynamic responses.
  •  ASHP eBookMan
    ASHP, in partnership with Franklin Electronic Products, introduces the ASHP eBookMan—a state-of-the-art personal digital assistant, with features never before seen in an handheld format. The ASHP eBookMan allows the user to voice record messages, keep a schedule and address book, listen to audio books and MP3 files and write notes in their own handwriting. In addition, the complete content of AHFS Drug Information is available for the ASHP eBookMan. This will enable practitioners to make better drug therapy decisions at patients' besides and ensures more accurate clinical documentation.

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, which has a long history of medication error prevention efforts, believes that the mission of pharmacists is to help people make the best use of medicines.  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.