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What is the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia?
What are the different versions of the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia?
What other medical pocketbooks does Tarascon publish?
How frequently are the Tarascon pocketbooks updated?
What makes the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia such a popular medical reference?
What are the features of the Tarascon Mobile Editions and what makes them different from the pocketbooks?
What is the editorial process for the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia?
How many drugs are in the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia?
Are bulk discounts and custom orders available for the Pocket Pharmacopoeia and other Tarascon pocketbooks?

What is the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia?

The Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia has been a trusted and relied upon source of portable drug information since 1987. Available in a variety of print and digital formats, the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia drug guides are carried in essentially every medical bookstore in the United States, Canada and around the world. The Pocket Pharmacopoeia is an essential tool for prescribers at any level including residents, interns, and medical students. We also have a strong following with pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, dentists, and medical transcriptionists.

What are the different versions of the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia?

We publish several different versions of the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia:

  • Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia Classic Shirt-Pocket Edition
  • Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia Deluxe Lab-Coat Edition
  • Tarascon Pharmacopoeia Professional Desk Reference Edition
  • Tarascon Pharmacopoeia Library Edition
  • Tarascon pocket Pharmacopoeia Classic Army Edition
  • Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia Classic Disease Edition
  • Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia Classic Symptoms and Differential Diagnosis Edition
  • Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia Classic Nurses Edition

We have used the Pocket Pharmacopoeia Deluxe as the basis for our online and mobile editions:

  • Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia iPhone App
  • Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia Mobile Edition (available for Blackberry and Android)
  • Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia Web Edition

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What other medical pocketbooks does Tarascon publish?

Tarascon Publishing is always looking to expand our medical reference offering. We currently offer print, mobile and online resources in the following areas:

How frequently are the Tarascon pocketbooks updated?

All versions of the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia are updated and published each year. They contain the most up-to-date contents of our drug information database at that year’s press deadline. Some subsequent updates do occur during the course of each year as part of our multiple periodic printings.

Our drug database is updated weekly. Subscribers of the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia digital products receive these updates continuously throughout the year, each time they update or synchronize their mobile device.

Our other pocketbooks, including Tarascon Primary Care, Tarascon Adult Emergency, Tarascon Pediatric Emergency, Hospital Medicine and many others are updated on a traditional three year cycle, with some exceptions.

What makes the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia such a popular medical reference?
  • Physician Orientation:
    Unlike other drug references, entries in the Pocket Pharmacopoeia are written the way physicians think. We present the information doctors care about in the order they need it, and omit less relevant elements. Having an editorial board of peer reviewers largely comprised of physicians permits us to keep content in clinical perspective, prioritize information for readers, and present information in "doctor-talk."
  • Accuracy & Quality:
    Our staff are meticulous in their writing and reviewing. All content is proofread several times over by multiple individuals before entering the Pocket Pharmacopoeia. The Tarascon team carefully follows all current drug information sources and literature to keep the work current and up-to-date.
  • Expert Editorial Staff:
    Drug information in the Pocket Pharmacopoeia is written by a panel of drug information experts and peer-reviewed by practicing clinicians representing all major medical specialties. Most of our board members are highly regarded academicians well known in their area of specialty.
What are the features of the Tarascon Mobile Editions and what makes them different from the print pocketbook editions?

The following are features of the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia Mobile Editions, not included in print editions:

  • Multiple platforms
    Contains expanded drug information with more drug entries than any of the print products
  • Additional content
    Includes a fully integrated tool for checking multiple drug-drug interactions, conveniently displaying interactions sorted by clinical importance
  • Drug interactions
    Users can effortlessly obtain continuously updated drug information each time they update their mobile devices.
  • Continuous updates
    Both convenient relative pricing codes ($ to $$$$$) and exact prices directly from www.drugstore.comBoth convenient relative pricing codes ($ to $$$$$) and exact prices directly from www.drugstore.com
  • Pricing information
    Jones and Bartlett Learning does not collect personal customer information and track their product use with the intent of selling such information to third parties.
  • Complete customer privacy
    Jones and Bartlett Learning does not collect personal customer information and track their product use with the intent of selling such information to third parties.
  • Dynamic medical formula calculators
    Contains 9 dynamic medical formula calculators

The Mobile Editions of our pocketbooks are simply digital versions of our award-winning print books, with the only differences being mobile format and search functionality.

What is the editorial process for the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia?

The goal of the Pharmacopoeia drug guides is to provide health professionals focused, core prescribing information in a convenient, organized, and concise fashion. We include FDA-approved dosing indications and in the Deluxe, Library, professional and digital versions, off-label uses that have a reasonable basis to support their use. We draw our dosing information from both formal FDA prescribing information and a wealth of other authoritative sources, for example: specialty society consensus documents, review articles in major journals and more.

The Pharmacopoeia is edited by a panel of drug information experts who continuously scan the literature to identify therapeutic advances. All of our content undergoes meticulous peer review using a panel of approximately 50 clinicians of multiple specialties.

Tarascon Publishing is independent from and has no affiliation with pharmaceutical companies. Although drug companies purchase and distribute our books and digital products as promotional items, the Tarascon editorial staff determines all book content.

How many drugs are in the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia?

There are entries for over 4,500 generic and trade drug names in the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia’s database, with more added almost every week.

Are bulk discounts and custom orders available for the Pocket Pharmacopoeia and other Tarascon pocketbooks?

We offer bulk discounts and customization options for both the print and mobile editions of the Pocket Pharmacopoeia and other Tarascon Pocketbooks on orders of 500 copies or more. For more information on placing a bulk and or custom order, please contact us at bulkorders@tarascon.com.

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