Drug Facts and Comparisons contains up-to-date, comprehensive information on over 22,000 Rx and 6,000 OTC items grouped by therapeutic category for ease of comparison. The book answers questions about actions, indications and contraindications; warnings and precautions; interactions between drugs; adverse reactions; administration, dosage, and overdosage; and patient information. Comparisons provided include drug to drug; different dosage forms; name brands are compared to name brands and to generics. Facts and Comparisons are also given on Centers for Disease Control biologicals and antiparasitic drugs; IV solutions; therapeutic and diagnostic ophthalmic preparations; diagnostic aids and radiographic contrast media and products; NCI investigational chemotherapeutic drugs; and combination cancer chemotherapy regimens. This hardbound edition includes the Drug Identifier 2009 CD-ROM, the premier tool for correct drug identification. Ensure accuracy by searching through more than 5,000 color images in seconds. Search by drug name, imprint, NDC code, color, shape, manufacturer, coating, scoring, clarity, and flavor.