Gold Standard Drug Database

Integrated Database and Clinical Support Engine

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Transform the way your organization
uses drug information

Unique in structure and scope, Gold Standard Drug Database will transform the way your organization uses drug information to drive smarter clinical decisions.

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The Challenge of Controlled Substance
Abuse and Regulation

Between 1998 and 2008, the abuse of prescription pain relievers has increased over 400 percent. This epidemic of legal, controlled substance abuse creates challenges for pharmacists whom are the final checkpoint before dispensing prescriptions.

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Key Features of the Gold Standard Drug Database

Modern technical architecture, combined with current, accurate content, and built-in human logic for superior decision support put Gold Standard Drug Database  in a class by itself among drug databases. TRUE Daily Updates™ reflect the work we do, every day of the year, to supply the most current and accurate drug information available.  That’s our commitment to you and your patients.

  • Get TRUE Daily Updates™ - Every day, including weekends and holidays, Elsevier updates its drug information.  When a new drug launches or an important change is announced, you can access all pertinent information that same day. By getting the right updates right away, you can avoid dispensing delays, reimbursement problems, and potential risks to patient safety.
  • Banish Alert Fatigue - Intelligent decision support logic blocks “noise” and filters out false negative and false positive alerts by considering factors such as route of administration and accepted duplicate therapies. Clinicians are able to focus on relevant issues only, so their prescribing and dispensing decisions are more efficient.
  • Deliver Solutions for Every Healthcare Setting – The Drug Database is built in a modular format so you can bring in only the information you need, and none of the clutter you don’t.
  • Implement Easily – No matter how your current system is configured, our well-formed XML queries and responses integrate seamlessly for quick and cost-effective installation. And our nimble technology gives you total freedom from the manual data updates, reviews and repairs other drug databases require, saving time and money.


Physicians Pharmacy Alliance Improves Overall Quality of Care and Patient Safety

With Gold Standard Drug Database, PPA has improved its clinical review process, better serves its patients, and reduced costs.

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Clearing the Way for Effective Drug Decision Support: Overcoming Alert Fatigue and Related Obstacles

Despite the potential for drug decision support to improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs, there are barriers to its effective use by clinicians.

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