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PDR: Physicians Desk Reference 2010 (Physicians' Desk Reference (Pdr)) Hardcover – November 15, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1563637483 ISBN-10: 1563637480 Edition: 64th

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Product Details

  • Series: Physicians' Desk Reference (Pdr)
  • Hardcover: 3500 pages
  • Publisher: PDR Network, LLC; 64 edition (November 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563637480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563637483
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Excellent addition to any reference and/or medical library.
Chico
For anyone truly serious about hands-on medicine, this is a treasure trove of information about how the drug should work, contraindications, and full-color pictures.
M. Ferrara
I dont think there is a better reference anywhere on the market........ If you have a question, the PDR has the answer...!
Larry L. Watson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By etaoin on June 25, 2010
Format: Hardcover
The PDR consists of commercially-available package inserts from drugs prescribed in the United States and a photo index of pills. It has indices in the front of the book so you can look up drugs by generic or brand name. But don't count on finding the drug in question. Surprisingly, it omits a number of common drugs that are available as generics. Doctors use the PDR (which is shipped to our offices free each year) to identify pills (the photo guide is pretty good) and to determine dosages, interactions and side-effects.

But you can do better. As an intern I found the AHFS guide to be easier to search, more comprehensive, and better organized. For the layperson: you will learn way more about your medicines from the AHFS but may need a friend to decode the medicalese; I think that it is worth the extra effort.

Oh, and if you want to look up eye meds, you need the PDR for Ophthalmology.

I would pick up a used copy and flip through before you purchase.

December, 2013: what a difference three years makes. I have Epocrates on my Android phone: searchable, has all the warnings, doses, and brief description of pharmacologic mechanisms, and it fits in my pocket! As far as dead tree tomes go, the big red AHFS book is still the gold standard, and it doesn't need batteries.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sharon F. Brunson on March 22, 2010
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This was the first time I ordered anything from Amazon. This book would have cost me approximately $100.00 from the book store. I bought this PDR for $19.95 plus a little shipping. I was very impressed with the condition of the book. It appeared to be new. I was also impressed that it was shipped immediately. I ordered on a Thursday and received it an the following Monday. I will buy again and I will attempt to order from the same business. Thank-you!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Movie Maker VINE VOICE on January 23, 2010
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I bought this for a retired Dr, who is a family member, who really wanted this. At the time I ordered, 12/09 Amazon mentioned there might be a delay in shipping. To my delight, the book came two days later, well before the holiday.

I (think) PDR's are sent to active Dr's free, and financed by the drug firms - the family member in question really missed his copy, and it was nice to be able to find one at Amazon.

Price was outstanding as well, all I saw in local bookstores was the 2009 version for $25 MORE than what Amazon priced the new 2010 version for!

I think this is nice for anyone to have, to have a good understanding of medications they might be on. The average non-medical person might not need one every year, but it is certainly handy to have around the house.
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Don't know how they manage to sell this for so little, but they do. Prox 80% off regular. And I'm not going to ask any questions. Have an older "PDR" from 2000. It was time for a newer edition. This arrived unsealed and new as advertised, and promptly. "PDR" used to come out with a mid-year paper supplement and that probably won't happen here, but kudos to Amazon and partner nonetheless.
HHK
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chico on May 1, 2011
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Comprehensive is not an praise-worthy enough term to describe this book.As a collector of reference books and a college student,this book is second-to-none in terms of depth and volume,plus its easy to read and understand.Excellent addition to any reference and/or medical library.
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By jlabuffalony on January 5, 2013
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I bought this book for reference only for my Mom who was a nurse in the 70's and needed a more current PDR and didn't want to buy a new one. The price was great and shipping was super fast. Thanks again, she loved it!!
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By lenny on July 16, 2011
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Has detailed info on drugs listed but lacks many and can be hard to use. Overall is def worth having. On shelf.
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This purchase from Amazon was just as promised. The condition was used but good and it arrived in about a week. I bought this book for a friend who was without internet access, and she was pleased that I could help her.

I have now made several purchases from Amazon and so far I am very happy with my selections.
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