Availability of drug information on community pharmacy websites in Tennessee

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Objective: This study reports the availability and type of drug information resources on community pharmacy websites in Tennessee. Methods: A list of pharmacies was obtained from the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. All community pharmacies located in Tennessee with a website were evaluated. Community pharmacy websites that listed a drug information resource were further analysed into pharmacy type and drug information provider. Key Findings: One hundred and sixty-nine websites were evaluated. Thirty-six websites listed a drug information resource. Fifty per cent of those sites used the drug information provider RxWiki. Other providers included drugs.com, First Data Bank, A.D.A.M., RxList, Gold Standard Multimedia and Express Scripts. Conclusion: Community pharmacy websites are underutilized as a provider for credible drug information for the public.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-247
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

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  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Availability of drug information on community pharmacy websites in Tennessee. / Hart, Nancy; Hohmeier, Kenneth.

In: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Vol. 25, No. 3, 01.06.2017, p. 244-247.

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