The Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR) Family Guide to Prescription Drugs has been revised and updated to include the latest PDAapproved information on major new prescription drugs and established medications, as well as background on the most common types of diseases.
The PDR Family Guide, Second Edition, lists drugs under their familiar brand names that most patients commonly refer to them. Furthermore, the guide crossreferences the common brand names with the generic name, thus making it helpful to both families and health care workers.
The guide highlights diseases and disorders and indexes drugs according to the problems they remedy. New features of the second edition are phonetic pronunciations of drug names, instructions on what to do if one misses a dose, and storage guidelines for all profiled drugs, complying with the patient-counseling regulations that became effective in 1993.