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PCF4 print edition now half price!

5th March 2014

PCF4 print edition now only £25. PCF5 print edition and PCF5 e-book to be published in autumn 2014.

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Welcome to the website provides essential independent information for health professionals about drugs used in palliative and hospice care. It includes unauthorized indications and routes, and details about the administration of multiple drugs by continuous subcutaneous infusion. Please see our example sections and testimonials.

Please register to obtain free access to most areas of the site, i.e. Latest additions, News, Bulletin board (for both drug and non-drug issues), syringe driver survey drug compatibility database (SDSD) and Document library. There is also a search facility for the whole site.

A subscription is required to access the on-line Palliative Care Formulary (PCF). This is based on the 4th UK edition published in October 2011. The on-line version will be regularly updated and will thus provide access to the most up to date content. To subscribe: first register, then log on and go to the Store. Before use, we recommend that you read Getting the most out of PCF.

With cumulative global sales of over 100,000, PCF is the established resource in its field and receives worldwide acclaim. Territorial specific editions of PCF are available in Canada, Germany, Japan and the USA.

A German language on-line PCF is available. Hier für Zugang klicken.

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