The authoritative source of FDA-approved information on prescription drugs.
Physicians have turned to PDR for the latest word on prescription drugs for over 60 years! Today, PDR is considered the standard prescription drug reference and can be found in virtually every physician’s office, hospital, and pharmacy in the United States. In fact, nine out of 10 doctors consider PDR their most important drug information reference source.
The 61st edition contains more than 3,000 pages—our most comprehensive edition ever! Our new format allows dramatically improved readability and easier access to the information you need now. Among the new drugs featured in this edition are:
Amitiza (lubiprostone), a new locally acting chloride-channel activator for the oral treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in adults
Daytrana (methylphenidate transdermal system), a new once-daily transdermal patch formulation of methylphenidate for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Nexavar (sorafenib), a new multi-kinase inhibitor for the treatment of patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma
Proquad a new live vaccine for simultaneous vaccination against measles, mumps, rubella (German measles) and varicella (chickenpox) in children 12 months to 12 years of age (Proquad is also approved for use in children 12 months to 12 years of age if a second dose of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine is to be administered)
Ranexa (ranolazine extended-release tablets), a new anti-anginal for the treatment of chronic angina
Rotateq (rotavirus vaccine, live, oral, pentavalent), a new vaccine for the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants and children
Sutent (sunitinib malate), a new multi-kinase inhibitor for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, and gastrointestinal stromal tumor after disease progression on, or intolerance to, imatinib mesylate
Vivaglobin (immune globulin subcutaneous [human]), a new immune globulin for the treatment of patients with primary immunodeficiency.
You’ll find the most complete data on more than 4,000 drugs by brand and generic name (both in the same convenient index), manufacturer, and product category.
Your 2007 PDR provides usage information and warnings, drug interactions, plus more than 2,000 full-size, full-color photos cross-referenced to the drug. You will also find: > Phonetic spelling for each listing > A key to controlled substances > Dosages > Clinical pharmacology > FDA use-in-pregnancy ratings > Adverse reactions > Contraindications > Pediatric use > And all other FDA-required information –This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
Information not disclosed to buyers!, January 21, 2007
As usual, the 2007 PDR was what I expected. Very comprehensive.
The only thing I found a little misleading was the fact that the advertised edition of the PDR on-disc (CD), that was was included with the 2007 PDR, was a 2006 edition and it’s use expires part way through 2008. Most buyers would probably assume that the "PDR on disc" offerd would be the 2007 edition on CD. Also the fact that these software editions have "time-limited functionality" should also be mentioned. I believe that this information would influence a buyers decision to purchase the product. I attempted to check and see if this information was currently available on the Amazon site but this purchase option is not longer offered.