It is called drug information, medication information, or drug informatics. It’s really the discovery, use, and management of information in the use of medications. Drug information covers the gamut from identification, cost, and pharmacokinetics to dosage and adverse effects. You may also need information about the body, health, or diseases in order to better utilize the drug information.
Drug information sources have been traditionally classified in three different categories: primary, secondary, and tertiary. For a more complete discussion of these categories of information resources, please refer to the following chapter:
Shields KM, Park SK. Drug Information Resources. In: Malone PM, Malone MJ, Park SK. eds. Drug Information: A Guide for Pharmacists 6e. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2018. http://accesspharmacy.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=981&Sectionid=54480666. Accessed August 29, 2019.
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