Specific Journals

a. The American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacists. The American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacists (AJHP) is an official publication of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. It is published on a twice monthly basis. As the name implies, this journal is tailored to pharmacy personnel who practice in a hospital setting. The AJHP can be read and understood by almost all-medical personnel who have a background in pharmacy. The AJHP contains information on drug therapy, new and innovative pharmacy practices, and other topics of particular interest to hospital pharmacy personnel.

b. Hospital Pharmacy. This journal is a monthly publication of the L. B. Lippincott Company. Although designed for hospital pharmacists, the journal's contents can be read and understood by medical personnel who have a background in pharmacy. Hospital Pharmacy contains information on innovative pharmacy procedures (that is, unit dose), drug therapies, and other topics of general interest. One section, "Medication Error Reports," provides a constant reminder of the types of medication errors that occur in a hospital.

c. The American Journal of Intravenous Therapy. The McMahon Publishing Company on a bimonthly basis publishes this journal. The journal is tailored toward those persons directly involved with the preparation and/or administration of intravenous products. Therefore, it is particularly useful to the pharmacy personnel who work in the unit-dose/sterile product area. Experienced sterile product prepares should be able to read and understand this journal. Articles in this journal focus on the theoretical and practical considerations of intravenous therapy.

d. American Pharmacy. This journal is the official publication of the American Pharmaceutical Society. It is published on a monthly basis. It is especially designed for pharmacists who work in an outpatient environment, although the journal contains useful information for all pharmacy personnel. Articles in American Pharmacy cover a variety of pharmacy-related topics. For example, changes in drug laws, changes in drug therapies, and perspectives on the various aspects of health-care management are found in the journal e. Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. This journal is the official publication of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. As the name implies, the journal is designed to communicate up-to-date drug information and research related to pharmacology to those medical personnel who have an in-depth background in pharmacology, therapeutics, and the basic sciences.

f. The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. This journal is the official publication of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. This publication is designed for those medical personnel who have an excellent background in pharmacology, therapeutics, and the basic sciences. Articles focus on clinical research pertaining to pharmacology.

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