AHFS Patient Medication Information
Last Updated: May 17, 2021 3:41 PM
AHFS Patient Medication Information (PMI), is the trusted, independent resource that is the backbone of the consumer drug information of many popular websites. It is the core medication information in the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) publicly accessible Medline Plus website and in its Medline Plus Connect service and is the featured patient medication link from DailyMed and from the Consumer portion of FDA’s website. AHFS PMI is a recognized standard for patient drug information.
- Monographs available in English and Spanish.
- Approximately 1,500 drug information monographs covering most prescription and over-the-counter medications available in the US, written at a 6th-8th grade reading level.
- Monographs covering vaccines and several instructional monographs on how to administer various dosage forms (e.g., inhalers, suppositories, etc.).
- Identifies medications that have the potential for adverse events when used by elderly patients as recommended by a panel of nationally recognized experts (Beers Criteria). These criteria identify medications that should generally be avoided or that should be used with caution in older adults (65 years of age or older).
- AHFS PMI also includes mapping of monographs to RxNorm codes.
To use the mobile app, you will need to set up access and renew every thirty days.
- Open AHFS Patient Medication Information - Stat!Ref through the UB Libraries.
- Click on Profile above the search bar.
- Select Register and enter your information and UB email.
- Once registered, open the Profile page.
- Click the Activate button. You will then see when your account will be active until.
- Download and open the Stat!Ref app from your app store.
- Login with your UB email and the password you created when registering.
AHFS is limited to five concurrent users. If a title accessed via AHFS is left idle, access will time out to allow other users.