Required Reference Guide for Ontario Pharmacies (Pharmacy Library)

Updated May 2016

Pharmacists should check with the distributor before ordering to get the most current edition and the current price including applicable taxes and handling charges.


Procurement Information for Required Texts

The Ontario College of Pharmacists' publications are available to download from the OCP website at no cost. The Ministry publications may also be downloaded from the Ministry website. All other books are available from the publisher as listed, the bookstore of a local university, various retail outlets including on-line booksellers, or:

  1. The Medical Bookstore, University of Toronto
    Bookstore — Medical Branch
    214 College Street
    Toronto, Ontario, M5T 3A1
    Tel: (416) 640-5830
    Fax: (416) 640-5336
    Toll Free: 1-800-387-4420
    Toll Free Fax: 1-800-665-8810

  2. Pharmasystems Inc
    151 Telson Road
    Markham, Ontario, L3R 1E7
    Tel: (905) 475-2500
    Fax: (905) 475-7155
    Toll Free: 1-888-475-2500
    Toll Free Fax:1-888-475-7155

  3. The Bookstore, University of Waterloo
    Bookstore — South Campus Hall
    200 University Avenue, West
    Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1
    Local: (519) 888-4910
    Toll Free: 1-800-529-7091

Ontario College of Pharmacists and Ministry Publications

Professional Regulations (Provincial/Federal legislation)

A list of current legislation can be found on the OCP website under " Regulations & Standards". Contents include but are not limited to the following:

  • Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Regulations (CDSA)
  • Food and Drugs Act and Regulations (FDA)
  • Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act and Regulations (DPRA)
  • Drug Interchangeability & Dispensing Fee Act and Regulations (DIDFA)
  • Narcotic Safety and Awareness Act and Regulations (NSAA)
  • Ontario Drug Benefit Act and Regulations (ODB)
  • Personal Health Information Protection Act and Regulations (PHIPA)
  • Pharmacy Act and Regulations (PA)
  • Regulated Health Professions Act and Regulations (RHPA)
  • OCP By-laws
  • Standards of Practice
  • National Association of Pharmacy Authorities (NAPRA) Drug Schedules

Drug Benefit Formulary/Comparative Drug Index

Internet access to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care e-Formulary website at the accredited pharmacy.

Minimum Library Requirements

Every pharmacy1 must ensure that members have access to a current edition, either physically or through a computer system, of the following references as approved by Council:

1Note that this section does not apply to remote dispensing locations (RDLs) where all drugs are dispensed from an automated pharmacy system as the accredited pharmacy operating the RDL must have the required resources to support pharmacy services for both the accredited pharmacy and the RDL.

A Canadian Compendium (Current Edition)

3 choices:

1. Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialities (CPS) (2016 Edition)

Published February each year
Publisher: www.pharmacists.ca (CPhA)
1785 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y6
Tel: (613) 523-7877
Fax: (613) 523-0445
Toll Free: 1-800-917-9489

2. Online subscription to CPS (2016 edition)

3. Online subscription to CPhA's RxTx2 (formerly e-Therapeutics+) acceptable to replace:

- CPS
- Compendium of Therapeutic Choices
- Drug Interactions text


A Drug Interaction Publication (Current Edition)

6 choices:

1. Drug Interactions Analysis and Management, Hansten & Horn

Loose leaf edition with annual renewal (quarterly updates: Jan / Apr / July / October)
Publisher: www.factsandcomparisons.com
77 Westport Plaza Suite 450
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. 63146
Toll Free: 1-800-223-0554

2. Drug Interaction Facts™ David S. Tatro

Loose leaf edition with annual renewal (quarterly updates: Jan / Apr / July / October)
Publisher: www.factsandcomparisons.com
77 Westport Plaza Suite 450
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. 63146
Toll Free: 1-800-223-0554

3. Online Subscription to CPhA's CTC (formerly e-therapeutics) acceptable to replace:

- Compendium of Therapeutic Choices
- Drug Interactions text

4. Lexi-Interact

www.lexi.com
1100 Terex Road
Hudson, Ohio, USA 44236
Phone: 330-650-6506
Toll Free: 1-800-837-5394

5. A comparable pharmacy computer software program of the above texts which is updated on a quarterly basis or a software program that incorporates the quarterly updates of:

- Medispan
- First Databank

6. Micromedex Complete Drug Interactions

Contact Truven Health Analytics
Office: 905-637-9101
Cell: 289-983-7661 (Rep: Allan Cook)
allan.cook@truvenhealth.com
www.truvenhealth.com


Pharmaco-Therapeutics Text (Current Edition)

6 choices

1. Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs (10th Edition - 2012)

Published every 5 years; Koda-Kimble & Young
Publisher: Lippincott
16522 Hunter’s Green Parkway
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

2. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach (8th Edition – April 2011)

Published every 3 years; DiPiro, Talbert et al
Publisher: Appleton & Lange
25 Van Zant St., East Norwalk, Connecticut 06855

3. Textbook of Therapeutics (8th Edition - 2006)

Published every 6 years; Herfindal
Publisher: Williams & Wilkins
428 East Preston St.
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202

4. Compendium of Therapeutic Choices (CTC 7)

CPhA Editor-in-Chief- Barbara Jovaisas
Hard copy or within RxTx 2 or RxTx 3 (formerly e-Therapeutics+ and e-Therapeutics+ Complete)

Publisher: Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
www.pharmacists.ca
1875 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON K1G 3Y6
Tel.: (613) 523-7877
Fax: (613) 523-0445
Toll Free: 1-800-917-9489

5. Online subscription to CPhA’s CTC (formerly e-therapeutics) acceptable to replace:

- Compendium of Therapeutic Choices
- Drug Interactions text

6. Micromedex Drugdex System and Disease and Condition Management

Contact Truven Health Analytics
Office: 905-637-9101
Cell: 289-983-7661 (Rep: Allan Cook)
allan.cook@truvenhealth.com
www.truvenhealth.com


A Patient-Counselling Guide

4 choices:

1. PatientConnect(TM) Drug and Disease Information (PatientConnect(TM) DDI) Online subscription only

Contact PatientConnect DDI
Tel: 416-383-0010 ext. 2
customerservice@patientconnectddi.ca

2. Detailed Drug Information for the Consumer (formerly USPDI Vol. II)

Contact Truven Health Analytics
Office: 905-637-9101
Cell: 289-983-7661 (Rep: Allan Cook)
allan.cook@truvenhealth.com
www.truvenhealth.com

3. Micromedex Care Notes

Contact Truven Health Analytics
Office: 905-637-9101
Cell: 289-983-7661 (Rep: Allan Cook)
allan.cook@truvenhealth.com
www.truvenhealth.com

4. Lexicomp Patient Education

Contact Lexicomp at: 1-866-397-3433 or www.lexi.com


An Annual Subscription to one of the following Drug Information Services

1. Drug Information and Resource Centre (DIRC)

Ontario Pharmacists’ Association
155 University Ave, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5H 3B7
www.opatoday.com/professional/dirc
Tel: (416) 441-0788
Toll Free: 1-800-268-8058

2. LonDIS Drug Information Service (LONDIS)

London Health Sciences Centre
339 Windermere Road
London, ON N6A 5A5
www.lhsc.on.ca/pharmacy/londis/links.htm
Tel: (519) 663-3172
Toll Free: 1-800-363-8434

3. MetroDIS Drug Information Service

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Room EG - 03
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
www.metrodis.org
Tel: (416) 480-4514
Toll Free: 1-888-718-5706

4. Ottawa Valley Regional Drug Information Service (OVRDIS)

The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus
501 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
www.rxinfo.ca/en/
Tel: (613) 737-8347
Toll Free: 1-800-267-4707

5. Solutions in Health Inc. (SIH)

235 Eugenie Street West, Unit 105 C
Windsor, Ontario N8X 2X7
www.solutionsinhealth.com
Tel: (519) 252-9555