Magazine article Drug Topics

Help at Hand for R.Ph.S Who Need Facts Fast

Magazine article Drug Topics

Help at Hand for R.Ph.S Who Need Facts Fast

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Pharmacists looking for a quick, low-cost way to tap into the documents and publications of the Agency for Health Care Policy & Research can now dial up InstantFAX.

All it takes to connect with AHCPR's new service is a fax machine with a touch-tone telephone handset. The line can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All it costs is the charge for the phone call from your fax machine to the InstantFAX computer in Rockville, Md.

By using InstantFAX, pharmacists can mine a mother lode of AHCPR health-care information, including article reprints, clinical practice guidelines, grant announcements, press releases, and research activities, all of which are constantly updated. For instance, there's a five-page guideline overview on managing cancer pain. There is also a 16-page quick reference guide for clinicians and a 12-page patient guide in English or Spanish on the same topic.

To get started with InstantFAX, dial (301) 594-2800 from your fax machine touch-tone phone handset. …

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