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Research Guides

Pharmacy eResources: OCPh Library

Required Reference Guide

Required Reference Guide for Pharmacies in Ontario

  • From the Ontario College of Pharmacists website.
  • Lists the minimum library requirements for a pharmacy in Ontario.

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Ontario College of Pharmacists and Ministry Publications

Minimum Library Requirements

1. A Canadian Compendium

2. A Drug Interaction Publication

3. Pharmaco-Therapeutics Text

4. A Dispensatory

5. A Patient Counselling Guide

  • PatientConnect™ Drug and Disease Information - online subscription only; not available for purchase by library.
  • Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer (formerly USPDI Vol. II) - online subscription only - part of the Micromedex collection of databases.

6. Pediatric Dosing Reference Guide

7. Handbooks of Non-Prescription Drugs

8. A Medical Dictionary

9. An Annual Subscription to a Drug Information Service - the library does not subscribe to any of these services.