his IAP DF Web Update 2023 (2), which is ready for download, is the 67th Web Edition and the 65th Web Update of the IAP Drug Formulary. This edition contains addition of 3, changes in 2 and deletion of 1 drug monographs. The Android app has been further optimised and a new update is available on the Playstore. The App is also available on the iOS App store. Please read the release notes for more information.
The IAP Drug Formulary (IAP DF), first published in 2004-2005, has completed 14 yrs of service to the pediatric specialists in our country and abroad, being the only exclusively pediatric formulary in the world, other than the British National Formulary for Children (BNFc). The IAP DF contains recommendations for drug therapy for more than 500 pediatric ailments and detailed, well researched information for 630 odd medications licensed for use in neonates, children and adolescents.
IAP Drug Formulary 2019, the 5th hard copy textbook edition, was released by IAP President Dr Santosh Soans, at the IAP CMIC National Conference at Kolkata on Dec 8/9th 2018. The textbooks are printed once in 3-4 years as after 12-16 web updates, the text would have changed drastically and the IAP Sub Chapters submit latest updates of their respective chapters. This 5th Edition was part of IAP President Action Plan for 2018 and we thank Dr Santosh Soans, the OB and EB 2018 and the contributors for their support and guidance in making it happen.
We sold nearly 8000 copies of IAP Drug Formulary 2019 as soon as it was released. The textbook, the online version, the IAP Drug Formulary mob app and the Pocket Dose Book, make the IAP DF a wholesome product for ready reference for all those caring for children. The mobile app was updated this year with new features to make it more user friendly. All purchases are made online via our Website www.iapdrugformulary.com. More than 20,000 pediatricians are using the IAP DF. IAP provides one mob app key free to all IAP members from this year onwards after an IAP Executive Board 2019 decision to this effect.
We thank IAP President 2019 Dr Digant Shastri, HSG Dr Remesh Kumar, IAP Executive Board 2019, IAP CMIC Executive Board, 2019 and all members of IAP CMIC and IAP for support and encouragement to keep the project in full flow to maintain international standards. We specially thank all the contributors for their valuable inputs, SIDSSOL Technologies Private Limited (SIDSSOL), Bangalore for the Website maintenance, Web Updates and clearing all queries regarding the functioning of the Web Updates and the mobile app; and Mr Narayanan of Pixel Studio for formatting and printing the textbooks and Mr Sigi our IAPDF office staff for the wonderful work they are doing.
With warm personal regards,
Dr Jeeson C Unni MD, DCH,
Editor in Chief,
The IAP Pediatric Drug Formulary CDRom and Book,
Sr Associate Consultant Pediatrician
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