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May 2024

By Pharmaceutical Press

A new chapter for Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference

As the 41st edition of Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference is released, the long-time publisher of this highly respected and trusted publication, Pharmaceutical Press, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s knowledge business announces this will be the final print edition. Future updates will only be available online through MedicinesComplete.

Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference 41 cover

From the first edition of 313 pages that once fitted snug inside a health professional’s coat pocket to the 41st edition of 4,896 pages housed in two volumes, Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference has grown and adapted to meet the changing needs of time-pressured health and industry professionals.

“William Martindale’s original aim when publishing the first edition in July 1883 – that pharmacists should have access to the most up-to-date pharmaceutical information – has always remained at the heart of the publication. In today’s online-first world we’re able to better support Martindale’s original aim through digital updates on MedicinesComplete.” Alison Brayfield, Editor.

MedicinesComplete makes it easy for health and industry professionals to quickly access evaluated and regularly updated knowledge. Content navigation is also improved by digital links, including those between preparations and drug monographs. In addition, content not available in the print edition such as the chemical structure of a substance and 2 extra chapters is provided.

“Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference is relied on globally for concise and specific detail to identify and understand drugs, herbals, and other pharmaceutical substances. Reviewed and updated quarterly on MedicinesComplete, this evaluated knowledge resource supports researchers and health professionals in confident decision-making.” Karen Baxter, MD Pharmaceutical Press and Deputy CEO Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

The 41st and final print edition of Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference is expected to sell out as medicines information libraries and organisations worldwide seek to complete their collections.

For more information visit Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference online.

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