AIDSinfo Drug Database
AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers access to the latest, federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public. Its drug database provides up-to-date information on FDA-approved and investigational HIV/AIDS-related drugs for health care providers and patients.
CenterWatch/Clinical Trials Listing Service
This industry 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.
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
This free site features reviews of medications for various conditions and focuses on recommending those that are the most effective, safe, and inexpensive. It is searchable by drug and by medical condition, and includes comparisons of generic and brand name drugs.
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) Drugs Page
The FDA 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 post-market drug safety information.
This resource gives information on levels of medications and chemicals that nursing mothers may encounter, including levels in breast milk and infant blood. Levels of harm are outlined and alternate medications are suggested.
Medicine Safety: A Toolkit for Families
This excellent resource encompasses safe use, storage, and disposal of drugs; questions for your doctor and pharmacist; drug interactions and side effects; plus drugs of special concern for seniors and links to other resources. Medicine Safety is produced by the Center for Improving Medication Management (CIMM) and the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE).
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.
Needy Meds is an information clearinghouse of 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 publishers of Physicians’ Desk Reference includes information about prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbal medicines, and supplements. It also has information about diseases and conditions, surgery, treatment options, and clinical trials.
An easy to use pill identification tool, each record offers links to the drug label on DailyMed, and to the NLM Drug Portal’s complete list of further links about that drug.
RxList-The Internet Drug Index
This site has information about prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbs, and supplements, and is 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.