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CPS (formerly RxTx)




CPS (formerly RxTx)

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 on and off-line.

To download the app for free through the University of Toronto Libraries:

Step 1) Go to Connect to CPS (formerly RxTx). Click on Get the Code at the bottom of the screen to obtain the Organization Code.
Step 2) Visit and enter the Organization Code and complete your registration.
Step 3) Go to the Apple/Google Play App Store from your smartphone/tablet and search for CPS by CPhA (formerly RxTx Mobile).
Step 4) Once installed, enter your email address and the password created during registration - this step is only required the first time the app is opened.

Available for: Android iOS

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Lexicomp has both a mobile web access and application for most major mobile operating systems. This application is not free through University of Toronto Libraries. Lexicomp does offer a free trial and 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.

To purchase and register:

Step 1) Search “Lexi-Comp Online” in the University of Toronto Libraries catalogue to access the institutional page. Do not purchase the app directly through the Lexicomp webstore.
Step 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”.
Step 3) Review package and pricing options for UofT students and faculty.
Step 4) Create an account and download the app.

Please note: Lexicomp’s mobile app does not require wifi access for use once the tool has been downloaded. 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, scroll down to the heading “Find the recommended solution for your profession” and click on “Pharmacists”.

Available for: Android iOS Blackberry Palm Windows Phone & Windows Mobile

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Three Micromedex applications: Micromedex Drug InformationDrug InteractionsIv Compatibility. This is not free through UofT however it you would like to purchase it, follow instructions on the Micromedex mobile website to download and install. Make sure to obtain a password for the app as indicated in the mobile website. 

Available for: iOS Android

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Epocrates Medical References

Epocrates features include: drug prescribing and safety information on thousands of drugs, drug interaction checker, pill identification tool, calculators able to complete dozens of calculations, evidence-based guidelines and monographs on alternative medications.

Available for: iOSAndroidBlackberry

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LactMed is a part of the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network. It contains information on drugs and dietary supplements that may affect breastfeeding, including: substance levels in breast milk and infant blood as well as the possible effects on the infant.

Available for: iOSAndroid

Subscription Required for the below resource:

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Natural Medicines

Natural Medicines, also known as Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, is a mobile application that affords users the same access they enjoy through the standard web-accessible database. The mobile version is updated monthly. As of right now there is no student discount; however, users can subscribe to the database on a monthly basis.

Available for: Android iOS Blackberry  Palm Windows Phone & Windows Mobile


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Created by NCCIH (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health) HerbList is a free app that gives you access to summaries on more than 50 popular herbs, such as aloe, chamomile, ginger, and turmeric. Summaries include an identifying picture, common names, potential side effects and resources for more info. This app is also available when you are offline.