The Libraries have lost access to the Micromedex database as of July 1, 2014. We were included in a contract from the Healthcare Services Division that wasn’t renewed.

Alternative Databases include:

For additional assistance, please contact a Reference Librarian.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information replaces Lexi-PALs

Somehow in the summer doldrums, we missed that EBSCO was switching from Lexi-PALS to AHFS Consumer Medication Information. This free database (to EBSCO subscribers) is used to supplement health science databases.?á AHFS is an acronym for?á?áAmerican Hospital Formulary Service?« and is published by?áthe American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.?á?á It is updated monthly and information is available in both English and Spanish.

Natural Standard’s new look

Natural Standard, an online database with evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies, has redesigned their website.

Natural Standard offers a variety of tools, including graded analysis reflecting the level of available scientific data for or against the use of therapies for a specific medical conditions, a symptom checker/differential diagnosis tool, medical calculators and patient handouts. “Bottom line” analyses offer succinct summaries on public health topics, genomics & proteomics, sports medicine and medical conditions.

Drug monograph from Natural Standard

Drug monograph from Natural Standard

A mobile version is available via Skyscape.com for most devices. It is free for LSUHSC students, faculty and staff. It offers consolidated information on effectiveness, side effects, interactions, dosing, pregnancy, breastfeeding, historic background, practitioner accreditation, theory, and safety on a variety of drugs and natural therapies. Email mknapp@lsuhsc.edu for a serial number and installation directions.

Natural Standard can be found under Online Resources – N on the library homepage. It is available on and off campus.