This book is based on the drug presentation style used since 1983 in the Clinician’s Pocket Reference, popularly known as the Scut Monkey Book. The goal is to identify the most frequently used and clinically important medications, including branded, generic and OTC products. The book includes well over 1000 medications and is designed to represent a cross section of commonly used products in medical practices across the country.
The style of drug presentation includes key “must-know” facts of commonly used medications, essential for both the student and practicing physician. The inclusion of common uses of medications rather than just the official FDA-labeled indications are based on the uses of the medication supported by publications and community standards of care.