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MobilePDR App is Free to HSL Students and Faculty

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This week the Health Sciences Library received word that the Mobile PDR app would be free to all health sciences Library, students, and faculty.  Some of the features available with the app include drug summaries with categories including pediatric dosing, indications, how supplied, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, mechanism of action and more.  The app also gives the user the ability to save frequent searches and comparisons, quick drug comparison by left-right swipe, drug interaction checker, and a pill identifier.

The app is available for both iOS and Android and is available in the App Store or Google Play.

1. Download from the appropriate store

2. Open the app on your device

3. Tap “Create an account”

4. Tap “Skip this step”

5. Enter the requested information and submit your registration.

Free registration is required and you may install and use mobilePDR on multiple devices.


Space is available in tomorrow’s workshop “Google Drive – The Basics.”

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Google Drive: The Basics In this one hour workshop, learn to maximize your Gmail account. Google’s cloud storage service is much more than a backup tool, and this hands-on tutorial will introduce you to the basics of Google Drive. Topics discussed include accessing and organizing your account, creating documents in multiple formats, and collaborating with other Drive users. Since this will be a hands-on demonstration, please ensure that you have a functional Gmail account when registering for this workshop.


Tuesday, February 23 • 3:30 pm-4:30 pm • B2C MIR (HSL South Campus)

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Orange Book App

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Want to know when  drug patent expires?  Need FDA information about the safety and effectiveness of a drug? Want therapeutic equivalence information?  The FDA has just released their new app version of the Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations, or better known as the Orange Book.  It has been released for both iOS and Android and is free.  I downloaded it this afternoon and it seems pretty user friendly.

You can download it from both Google Play and the Apple App store.



Roswell Physician Saves Child in Mid Air

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One of our Buffalo’s very own physicians from Roswell Park Cancer Institute saved the life of a child having and asthma attack on a trans-atlantic flight this week.  Kudos to Dr. Khurshid Guru who’s quick and innovative thinking changed the outcome of  a potentially deadly situation.

To read the whole story from WGRZ, click here.

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Welcome Back!

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Just a quick note that our library hours have changed at HSL.  You asked, we listened.  We will now be open at 7:30am Monday – Friday.  For the full list of hours for all UB Libraries, click here. 

Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you here at the Health Sciences Library or at any of the North Campus libraries.

You can reach us by email: or at our Ask a Librarian page.  By chat here  or Pharmacy specific questions.  By phone at the Health Sciences Library Reference 829-3900, my office 829-5753,  or our full phone list.   You can also drop in to any of the libraries to talk to a reference librarian.

Have a great semester!



Welcome to the Class of 2019!

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A big welcome from the UB Libraries.  As the library liaison to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, I wanted to introduce myself and let you know that I am available for research consultations and other library related things.  I can be reached by telephone (829-5753), email, chat, and good old fashioned face-to-face appointments (Abbott Hall 110 – although feel free to drop in unannounced as well).

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I hope you have a successful and productive year!

History of Medicine in the News

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Last night the Health Sciences Library’s very own History of Medicine Collection was featured on WKBW Channel 7 on the evening news.  Kudos to Linda Lohr our collection manager and Pam Rose our web services manager for handling the interview with poise and grace.

In case you missed it, you can find it here.

Dog Dog Dog Dog Dog!

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Come join us at HSL May 4-6 for some much needed cuddle therapy with with our furry four-legged friends.  There will be snacks, music, massage and games to help you de-stress while getting ready for finals.  We hope you’ll joins us in the basement of HSL for all the fun and relaxation!

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EMBASE via Elsevier

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Lexi-Comp Online (HUBNET)

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An excellent online resource, the PDR provides instant access to FDA approved drug information to include drug interactions, side effects, recommended dosages, and contraindications.