This portable, up-to-date drug handbook includes all essential data for administering the most common prescription and over-the-counter drugs. More than 1,300 generic drugs and 4,500 trade names are included. The 1999 edition contains hundreds of new drug facts--including monographs for new drugs recently approved by the FDA. In addition, hundreds of newly researched side effects, adverse reactions, precautions, interactions, contraindications, and IV therapy facts have been added.