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Drug information sources
Drug information sources usually target professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists etc.) or consumers. Most sources of drug information will provide information at both levels but some will target just professionals, or just consumers. Many of the sources mentioned here will provide ready made information sheets that clinicians can give directly to their patients.
Approval of therapeutics goods is specific to each country (in Australia: the Therapeutics Goods Administration [TGA], a section of the Commonwealth Department of Health). Because of this, it is important to use Australian drug information sources when considering actual clinical use in Australia.
Australian online drug databases
MIMS Online This link opens in a new window
MIMS provides Australian drug and medicines information. Includes Pill ID with product images, consumer medicines information and drug interaction searches.
eTG Complete (Therapeutic Guidelines) This link opens in a new window
Electronic Therapeutic Guidelines (eTG) is a full text and index database with clinical guidelines for health practitioners. Includes current evidence - based treatment and care recommendations.
Register for eTG App:
You need to be on campus or using USC Anywhere
to complete the Token Registration form
. When the form is completed, you will receive an email with a token and app download instructions.
International drugs information sources
UpToDate This link opens in a new window
UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support tool trusted by clinicians to make the right point-of-care decisions. Also includes great patient education content, practice guidelines, drug interaction and calculators.