Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Marks 31 Years of the Nursing Drug Handbook

Best Selling Drug Guide Has Sold Over 5 Million Copies

AMBLER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins announced today the release of the Nursing2011 Drug Handbook, 31st edition with Online Toolkit, updated with new drug information and innovative features to help nurses prevent drug errors and administer medications safely and accurately. The gold standard in drug guides, the Nursing Drug Handbook has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals, and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, and pharmacy.

Drug safety issues are among healthcare’s greatest concerns as highlighted in a 2006 Institute of Medicine report that estimated over 1.5 Americans are injured annually by drug errors. “Nurses are almost always on the front line when it comes to patients and their drugs,” says Judith McCann, Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Practice, “The Nursing 2011 Drug Handbook with the Online Toolkit is the ideal resource to help nurses avoid medication errors.”

The new Handbook and Online Toolkit have been strategically updated to address safety in all aspects of patient interaction. Organized by therapeutic class, this drug guide provides fast access to detailed information on 3,300 drugs, including 39 new drugs recently-approved by the FDA. Comprehensive monographs, with over 1,300 updates, follow a consistent format quickly directing nurses to “need to know” information.

The Handbook’s accompanying website,, includes free monthly drug updates giving nurses access to the latest information on new and existing drugs. In addition, the Online Toolkit provides nurses with valuable tools including drug safety and administration videos, a dosage calculator, and patient teaching handouts.

“Drug safety depends on having the best drug information readily available,” said Ms. McCann. “The Nursing2011 Drug Handbook with Online Toolkit is the go-to resource for all nurses, from the student to the experienced practitioner.”

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines publishing under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services.

LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include traditional publishers of medical and drug reference tools and textbooks, such as Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Facts & Comparisons®; and electronic information providers, such as Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span® and ProVation® Medical.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer’s leading, information-enabled tools and solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer has 2009 annual revenues of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), employs approximately 19,300 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.


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