ASHP Publishes New Edition of Popular Handbook on Injectable Drugs

October 14, 2014

PRESS RELEASE

More Detailed Information on Compatibility, Stability, and End-Use Dating Offered

10/14/2014

ASHP has released the 18th edition of its newly updated Handbook on Injectable Drugs™. With its 38-year track record, the Handbook is considered the “Gold Standard” for translating thorough, complex data on parenteral drugs into an essential resource that is easily accessible to busy practitioners worldwide for practical patient-care applications. New monographs have been added and approximately half of the 338 monographs in the new edition have been revised and enhanced, including expanded references.

“ASHP realizes that today’s pharmacists need timely access to complete stability and compatibility information,” says Carol Wolfe, ASHP Vice President, Publications and Drug Information Systems. “The Handbook now includes more specific references to research that has been conducted by drug manufacturers, as well as pertinent study details supplied by authors of published primary literature.”

In addition to the print book, the Interactive Handbook on Injectable Drugs is available online and as an app for iOS and Android. The interactive versions feature a multiple drug search function that allows users to simultaneously check an unlimited number of medications for two-drug combination compatibility.

All interactive formats have been enhanced in this edition—new features include quarterly electronic updates, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) MedWatch notices, drug shortage notifications, and wall-chart custom views of compatibility data.

Also new to the digital versions are concisely formatted beyond-use dating recommendations for parenteral drugs and nutritional solutions from ASHP’s Extended Stability for Parenteral Drugs by Caryn Bing and Anna Nowobilski-Vasilios. This extended stability information is specifically designed for use in home and other infusion practices.

Packages of print and online versions of the Handbook on Injectable Drugs are available for both single user and institutional purchase. To view a complete price list or to order a single user package, please visit www.ashp.org/hidonline. For information on institutional packages and to set up trial access, contact Chris Jezowski at cjezowski@ashp.org.

To place orders for the book (ISBN: 978-158528-419-1), visit ASHP’s online store at www.ashp.org/handbook18. Or, please email custserv@ashp.org or call 1-866-279-0681 (US & Canada), 001-301-664-8700 (International).

To discuss co-marketing or bulk sales, please contact Rachel Gellman at rgellman@ashp.org.

About ASHP

ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s more than 40,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For over 70 years, ASHP has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.safemedication.com.