CPS (formerly RxTx) Mobile app features: access to thousands of Health Canada-approved monographs, CPhA evidence based, peer-reviewed monographs covering more than 300 drugs, including valuable guidance on off-label uses, Health Canada advisories and alerts posted within 48 hours of issue, content available both online and offline.
Follow these steps to download the app for free through the University of Toronto Libraries:
Lexicomp has both a mobile web access and application for most mobile operating systems, and UofT affiliates have access to the web version for free! Unfortunately, the mobile application is not free through University of Toronto Libraries. Lexicomp does offer a free trial and an approximately 50% discount off the retail cost of mobile app packages to students and faculty. You will need to register with Lexicomp to use the service.
Follow these steps to purchase and register for the app:
(1) Access “LexiComp Online” through the University of Toronto Libraries. Do not purchase the app directly through the Lexicomp webstore.
(2) Log in via the institutional page and locate the 'Academic Discount Program' box in the middle of the home screen. Click on 'Access Your Discount'.
(3) Review package and pricing options for UofT students and faculty.
(4) Create an account and download the app.
Please note: Lexicomp’s mobile app does not require internet access for use once the tool has been downloaded and installed. Content and data will be downloaded to the device and can be accessed anywhere and anytime.
Content and pricing detail:
The LexiComp Online webstore has a link to a table comparing content and the various pricing options and coverage. To access the comparison chart, go to http://www.wolterskluwercdi.com/drug-reference/apps/, scroll down to the heading 'Find the recommended solution for your profession' and click on 'Pharmacists'.
Please note that access to MicroMedex is limited to usage on campus, for the purpose of training and demonstration.
For more information on MicroMedex, check out this library page.
Natural Medicines, also known as Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, houses resources on dietary supplements, herbal medicines and complementary and integrative therapies.
The mobile app is not free. However, users can subscribe to the database on a monthly basis.
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