Strategies for Processing Drug Information Documents and Developing Drug Information Files


The components of document processing and filing are enumerated and described. Desirable attributes of a filing system are listed. Various filing procedures and filing strategies are discussed in terms of their usefulness to a pharmaceutical company drug information department. Because the hierarchical filing system appears to offer maximum benefit to drug information departments, this system is described in greater detail. Suggestions are provided to maximize efficiency in processing new documents and their subsequent retrieval through coherent and uniform filing design. Suggested strategies are outlined to identify and acquire new materials in order to keep drug information department files current. Measures are suggested for locating misplaced documents.

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Curran, C.F., Sundar, M.N. Strategies for Processing Drug Information Documents and Developing Drug Information Files. Ther Innov Regul Sci 36, 673–682 (2002).

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  • Drug information
  • Document processing
  • Filing