Turkoski BB, Lance BR, Bonfiglio MF, eds. Hudson, Ohio: Lexi-Comp, Inc; 2001–2002. Softcover. 1640 pages, $39.95.

The Drug Information Handbook for Advanced Practice Nursing is a user-friendly, A-to-Z reference, which provides easy location of drug information whether by brand or generic name. The content has been prepared and reviewed by a multidisciplinary group of practicing medical professionals and presents up to date and useful information.

Drug monographs contain all the usual information found in any drug reference. However, this handbook also includes additional material that is often hard to find, especially when needed quickly. The Indication section in each monograph includes uses that are both approved by the Food and Drug Administration and that are off label. All US brand names for each drug are listed, as well as whether a generic formulation is available. Information on drug-drug, nutritional, ethanol, and herb-nutraceutical interactions is provided. Laboratory tests to monitor for...

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