The Drugs & Bugs app

January 2018

General Practitioners

Country of origin: USA

The Drugs & Bugs app by Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR) is an essential resource for allied healthcare professionals, clinicians, and residents who care for patients with infectious diseases. It is also a useful reference guide for students receiving clinical training. It provides comprehensive, information on anti-infective spectrum of efficacy against microorganisms. Use the searchable alpha indexes or search the Bugs and Drugs by infection type or drug class to begin your query.

MPR has been a leader in providing medical professionals with concise prescription and OTC drug information, side effects, and interactions for over 26 years. Our mission is to continually help clinicians make critical decisions at the point-of-care.

Drugs & Bugs was developed in cooperation with Philip Chung, PharmD, BCPS; Clinical Pharmacy Manager in Infectious Diseases at Montefiore Medical Center, NY.

===Features===
o A database of more than 300 anti-infective agents and nearly 280 pathogens
o NEW! Datasets for Fungal, Malarial, Protozoal-Parasitic infections, and Scabies and Lice
o Smart Search capability by pathogen, type of infection, brand and generic drug names
o Quick-to-read spectrum of activity results
o Comprehensive drug monographs for anti-infectives
o Useful comparative charts by drug class
o Clinical calculators
o Updated frequently by pharmacists, reviewed by physicians

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