Free Resource: PalliativeDrugs.com

2010 May 4
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With the cost of textbooks and journals remaining what it is, this is a precious site that provides essential independent information for health professionals worldwide about drugs used in palliative and hospice care.

The content is based on the UK Palliative Care Formulary (PCF, 3rd edition) which was Highly Commended in the British Medical Association 2008 book competition. It includes details about unlicensed (unlabeled) indications and routes, and the administration of multiple drugs by continuous subcutaneous infusion.

To access the site, it is necessary to register:

  • Click on ‘To register for access..’ to create your own username and password.
  • They will ask you to provide contact and other details, including your registration number with a professional body like the Medical, Nursing or Pharmacy Council of India.

PalliativeDrugs.com is a free-access resource. You can help them to remain that way by buying books published by PalliativeDrugs.com from their bookshop, e.g. Palliative Care Formulary, Hospice and Palliative Care Formulary USA, Symptom Management in Advanced Cancer, and by completing market research surveys when invited to do so from time to time.

Once registered, they recommend that you first read “Getting the most out of the PCF3“.

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