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Occupational Outlook Handbook: Pharmacy Technicians
This website by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, gives important detailed information related to the Pharmacy Technician profession.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) 
As the nation's health protection agency, CDC provides extensive information, rules and guidance about good health and disease control so the citizens follow the rules, stay aware and alert of any health related risks and take precautions to stay healthy and safe. 

Food and Drug Administration
Extensive information for health professionals and patients regarding new drug approvals, drug safety, and the National Drug Code Directory.

Physician's Desk Reference
An online resource of manufacturers' information on prescription drugs. To download to your Apple or Android, click here.

Safe Medication
From the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, a searchable database of drug information.

DrugTopics.Com - Voice of the Pharmacists
Articles about the pharmacy industry, including new medications, continuing education and career information. 

MedlinePlus (National Institutes of Health)
Contains extensive information on over 740 diseases/conditions and prescription and nonprescription drugs. Other key features are a medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, and hundreds of videos of actual surgical procedures performed at U.S. medical centers in recent years.

Merck Manual - The Trusted Provider of Medication Information Since 1899
"First published in 1899 as a small reference book for physicians and pharmacists, ... the Merck Manual reflects the mission of providing the best medical information of the day to a wide cross-section of users, including medical professionals and students, veterinarians and veterinary students, and consumers."

National Institutes of Health - Turning Discovery Into Health
General information about health and medical research. 

Pharmacy Times
News, feature articles from the print version of this journal; drug updates, patient information, continuing education. Full-text articles published since 2007 available from the library's online databases

U.S. Pharmacist
Online journal of monthly print publication offering current, authoritative information on issues of importance to pharmacy practice.

United States Pharmacopeia (The USP)
The USP establishes national standards to ensure the quality of medicines for human and veterinary use.