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The Medical Letter®

DescriptionA suite of databases and handbooks covering drug facts, "focusing on such elements as mechanism of action, pharmacology, clinical studies, adverse effects, drug interactions, dosing and product pricing:"
Access Note:To download The Medical Letter and/or Treatment Guidelines to Palm OS system click on Handheld Editions for Palm OS in left column on home page. You must self-register your Palm initially. Updates can be downloaded from the same location.
  • Databases:
    • The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics 1988 - present -- Critical evaluation of drugs, with special empahsis on new drugs.
    • The Medical Letter Handheld Edition for Palm OS 1988 - present.
    • Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter 2002 - present -- "Review articles of drugs for treatment of common disorders, including recommendations for first choice and alternative drugs with assessments of effectiveness, safety and cost."
    • Treatment Guidelines Handheld Edition for Palm OS 2002 - present.
    • Adverse Drug Interactions Program "An evidence-based, proprietary database of adverse drug interactions. Searches for interactions between 2 and up to 12 drugs; also includes management recommendations and references are hyperlinked to the original literature. Current.
  • Handbooks:
    • Handbook of Antimicrobial Therapy Selected Articles from Treatment Guidelines with updates from The Medical Letter
SubjectsPharmacology and clinical studies; drugs
CoverageCoverage varies from 1988 to present
PublisherThe Medical Letter, Inc.
VendorThe Medical Letter, Inc.
LicenseThere are no restrictions to the number of simultaneous users.

Access to The Medical Letter is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Saskatchewan, and to "walk-in" users of the University of Saskatchewan Library for their occasional use, for educational, research, and non-commercial personal use. It is accessible in the library, on campus, and remotely.

Systematic copying or downloading of electronic resource content, including the downloading of a full issue, is not permitted by Canadian and International Copyright law.