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Before you get started the first thing you need to do is VALIDATE your ID online or in person at the circulaltion desk. This allows you to use all the resources from off campus.  Online validation is not immediate - you can also go into any UH Library to validate your ID.

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New FDA Purple Book

Purple Book: Lists of Licensed Biological Products with Reference Product Exclusivity and Biosimilarity or Interchangeability Evaluations

The “Purple Book” lists biological products, including any biosimilar and interchangeable biological products licensed by FDA under the Public Health Service Act (the PHS Act). The lists include the date a biological product was licensed under 351(a) of the PHS Act and whether FDA evaluated the biological product for reference product exclusivity under section 351(k)(7) of the PHS Act. The Purple Book will also enable a user to see whether a biological product licensed under section 351(k) of the PHS Act has been determined by FDA to be biosimilar to or interchangeable with a reference biological product (an already-licensed FDA biological product). Biosimilar and interchangeable biological products licensed under section 351(k) of the PHS Act will be listed under the reference product to which biosimilarity or interchangeability was demonstrated.

Separate lists for those biological products regulated by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) will be updated periodically.



    Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals

    Developed by Institute for Safe Medication Practices the Best Practices were developed to identify, inspire, and mobilize widespread, national adoption of consensus-based best practices on specific medication safety issues that continue to cause fatal and harmful errors in patients, despite repeated warnings in ISMP publications.


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    Scope and Access to Resources

    The Edwin H. Mookini Library provides support services for both UH Hilo and Hawai'i Community College. It is located next to the UH Hilo Campus Center, close to the UH Hilo Theater/Auditorium. The library offers basic reference tools, provides curriculum-based support with access to electronic drug information databases, reference books, journals, audio-visual equipment, and user education. Throughout the facility, students have access to a number of computers to obtain information resources as well as a large computer laboratory, library classroom, study carrels and study rooms that can be reserved. Alldatabases can be located from the Alphabetical List of DatabasesElectronic journals can be located by the from Journals by Title link.

    DKICP students have access to specialized resources. Students are introduced to the information systems that will serve as a foundation for their ability to use concepts and evidence-based medicine to answer drug information questions and compare therapeutic alternatives. Students receive hands on training in the use of PubMed/Medline, Lexi-Comp, StatRef and other databases used in the Health Sciences and beyond. Students have the opportunity to and are encouraged to learn how to download data-based programs like Facts & Comparisons, Medical Letter, Pharmacist’s Letter, and StatRef to their hand-held PDAs for the use in their pharmacy studies and careers.

    Students are encouraged to visit or contact Pharmacy Librarian, Donna Ohora,,  to make individual or group appointments for help in navigating through the resources. Make an appointment.

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    Donna Ohora
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    (808) 932-7136
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    Natural Medicines

    Natural Standards and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database have merged into Natural Medicines.  Use your Pharmacist Letter CE ID # to login. If you you lack one, contact for guidance on securing one. 

    New Resources with Direct Links


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