International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA)
The International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) provide a comprehensive collection of information on drug use and development, from the clinical, practical, and theoretical to the economic and scientific aspects of the literature. IPA allows researchers to keep current on today's health related drug literature.
International Pharmaceutical Abstracts
IPA includes more than 40 years of drug-related health literature. IPA provides pharmacists, poison information specialists, drug information centers, the pharmaceutical industry, health practitioners, pharmacologists, medical librarians, cosmetic companies, environmentalists, educators, toxicologists, and litigators with information from approximately 400 active health journals throughout the world.
International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (IPA) was introduced by The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 1964. Beginning with print production, it was launched electronically in 1970. IPA is used by a variety of researchers in the life sciences. Although its focus is on supporting methods and practice for pharmacists, topics covered are appealing for all life science researchers.
IPA is published in print semi-monthly and is distributed electronically through the following vendors:
Inclusion of the study design, number of patients, dosage, dosage forms, and dosage schedule.
Each IPA record is accompanied by an English-language abstract.
IPA adds more than 18,000 records annually and draws from a global selection of health care journals.
Major areas of coverage include:
- Drug reactions
- Investigational drugs
- Drug evaluations
- Drug interactions
- Drug stability
- Preliminary drug testing
- Pharmaceutical chemistry
- Drug analysis
- Drug metabolism
The following methods of indexing are applied to each record:
- IPA Thesaurus - A unique index of terms for pharmacy-related concepts
- MeSH Terms - NLM index used in MEDLINE
- AHFS Therapeutic Classification System - Used in ASHP's Drug Info database
- Drug Trade Names - IPA index of trade names
- United States Adopted Names - Index of generic drug names
- CAS Registry Numbers - Unique chemical entity identifiers
- IPA Natural Products Index - Links common plant names to scientific names
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