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LactMed and Livertox

Class Details

The purpose of this NNLM Resource Picks presentation is to familiarize participants with the drug toxicity resources LactMed and Livertox available online from the National Library of Medicine. The live session will include an overview and search demonstrations for each database. LactMed contains information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed. It includes information on the levels of those substances in breast milk and infant blood, as well as possible adverse effects in a nursing infant. LiverTox provides information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements.

Presenter: James E. Knoben, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA serves as Drug Information Consultant in the Specialized Information Services Division, National Library of Medicine. He provides expert advice to NLM with respect to drug-related databases and serves as the NLM editor for LactMed and LiverTox.
Presenter: Philip O. Anderson, Pharm.D., FCSHP, FASHP is the author of LactMed and a Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where he heads the course on drug information.

To join the session
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 3:00pm, Eastern Standard Time

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Region/Office: National
Nov 28, 2018
3:00PM - 4:00PM ET
Dana Abbey, Colorado/Community Engagement Coordinator

Class Overview

NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. The Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) of the Network of the National Library of Medicine are combining efforts to feature resource experts from NLM for this national webinar series. Each session includes objectives, participation of attendees through questions and opportunities to dialog, and evaluation following the presentation. All sessions are presented as online webcasts using WebEx allowing for live phone conversation and online chat. All sessions are recorded with closed captioning and archived.
(1 MLA CE offered per session)


Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize featured NLM resource.
  • Know how to locate the specific resource featured.
  • Explain to others when to use the featured resource.