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Bugs & Drugs Antimicrobial Reference

Bugs & Drugs® is the recommended reference for treatment of infectious diseases and appropriate antimicrobial use.  It is peer-reviewed, evidence-based, and frequently updated.  Bugs & Drugs® is supported by the Do Bugs Need Drugs? ® community-education program, and is funded by the Health Ministries of the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.  To access it, please use the following links.


  • AHS staff & physicians with an AHS computer:  Bugs & Drugs® (AHS)
  • For Albertans without an institutional affiliation:  Bugs & Drugs®
  • To access through Netcare, please log in and go to Clinical eTOOLS.

British Columbia:


Using the web version in both Alberta and British Columbia requires an ISP address located within the province.