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Finding Health and Wellness @ the Library: A Consumer Health Toolkit for Library Staff
Completely updated and edited by Kelli Ham, of NNLM PSR, this new edition includes new resources, updated links, and new content throughout the publication. Public library staff, consumer health librarians, and others who provide health information services to the public will find this toolkit to be a vital resource.

A database of federally-approved information on HIV/ AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention. Search the drug database for FDA-approved and for investigation drugs; find preventive and therapeutic vaccine; access updated treatment guidelines. The site includes links to additional NIH resources.

RxNorm provides normalized names for clinical drugs and links its names to many of the drug vocabularies commonly used in pharmacy management and drug interaction software, including those of First Databank, Micromedex, MediSpan, Gold Standard Alchemy, and Multum. By providing links between these vocabularies, RxNorm can mediate messages between systems not using the same software and vocabulary. RxNorm files are available through the NLM download server.

The LiverTox database provides researchers, physicians, and patients with up-to-date and comprehensive information about drug induced liver injury. It contains drug records with concise data on medications, herbals, and dietary supplements that can affect the liver. LiverTox also includes a case registry that allows users to submit relevant clinical cases to LiverTox and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).