AIDSinfo Drug Database
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides fact sheets about HIV drugs describing their use, pharmacology, side effects, and other relevant information. The sheets are available in English and Spanish as well as in professional and consumer versions.
CenterWatch/Clinical Trials Listing Service
This useful resource lists newly approved drugs, drugs in current clinical research, weekly trial results, as well as a link to the PDR Family Medical Guide for Prescription Drugs.
DailyMed-Current Medical Information
DailyMed provides reliable information about marketed drugs. It offers the FDA-approved labels (package inserts) as well as the chemical formulas, composition, and physical description of the drug.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The Food and Drug Administration oversees the regulation of pharmaceutical and food products as well as medical devices. The site has both professional and consumer information on topics such as specific drugs, taking medications safely, buying generic drugs, and saving money on prescriptions. It also includes a guide to buying drugs safely online, information about recalls and product safety, and drug-drug, and drug-food interactions.
Longwood Herbal Task Force
This site has in-depth monographs about herbal products and supplements written by health professionals and students. It provides clinical information summaries, patient fact sheets, and information about toxicity and interactions as well as relevant links. The task force is a cooperative effort of the staff and students from Children’s Hospital, the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Herbs, Botanicals, and Other Products
This resource provides an index to evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, and other medicines. It is easy to search. The information is at the professional level from articles in clinical medical journals.
NLM Drug Portal
The NLM Drug Portal offers a comprehensive database of prescription and non-prescription drugs, including vitamins and supplements. Users may search by generic or brand name and obtain information from the NLM databases, the FDA, the DEA, and other government sources.
This is a clearinghouse for information about the various assistance programs available from pharmaceutical manufacturers for patients who cannot afford medications. It also has information about government assistance programs and coupons.
This site for consumers from the PDR includes information about prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal medicines, and supplements. It also has information about diseases and conditions, surgery, treatment options, and clinical trials.
RxList-The Internet Drug Index
This site has information about prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbs, and supplements, searchable by generic and brand name. It also has a useful pill identifier tool, information and slide shows about diseases and health topics, and a medical dictionary.