Continuing Education

Drug Information Resources for the Community Pharmacist

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Pharmacy Practice


Emily M. Ambizas, PharmD
Assistant Clinical Professor St. John’s University, Queens, New York
Clinical Specialist, Rite Aid Pharmacy
Whitestone, New York

Danielle C. Ezzo, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Clinical Professor St. John’s University, Queens, New York
Clinical Coordinator of Ambulatory Care
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY

Priti N. Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Clinical Professor
Director, Drug Information Center
St. John’s University
Queens, New York


Drs. Ambizas, Ezzo, and Patel have no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this program.

U.S. Pharmacist does not view the existence of relationships as an implication of bias or that the value of the material is decreased. The content of the activity was planned to be balanced, objective, and scientifically rigorous. Occasionally, authors may express opinions that represent their own viewpoint. Conclusions drawn by participants should be derived from objective analysis of scientific data.



Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Program No.:430-000-09-002-H04-P; 430-000-09-002-H04-T
Credits:2.0 hours (0.20 ceu)
Type of Activity: Knowledge


This accredited activity is targeted to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Estimated time to complete this monograph and posttest is 120 minutes.

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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


To briefly review various drug information resources available to the community pharmacist and to be able to identify appropriate resources when answering drug information queries.


After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the differences between primary, secondary, and tertiary resources.*
  2. Compare and contrast various tertiary resources.*
  3. Identify appropriate resources when given a drug information question.*
  4. List ways that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can keep up to date with health care changes.*

*Also applies to pharmacy technicians

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