Holy Name Medical Center Libaries

Medical, School of Nursing & Consumer

Drug Information Resources

RxList
http://www.rxlist.com/
A very useful drug index, it has an excellent search engine and provides information on both a consumer and professional level. Information on various disease categories is also provided as is Taber’s Medical Encyclopedia. An advanced search engine is also available which allows searching by drug name, keyword, imprint code, NDC and medical terminology as well. The patient information included in not extensive and is written about contraindications to the referred medicine.


Drugs.com
http://www.drugs.com/
The Drugs.com mission is to be the Internet’s most trusted resource for drug and related health information. We will achieve this aim by presenting independent, objective, comprehensive and up-to-date information in a clear and concise format for both consumers and healthcare professionals.


Drug Digest
http://www.drugdigest.org/
DrugDigest is a noncommercial, evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options.


MedlinePlus: Drugs & Supplements
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html
Guide to prescription and over-the-counter medications provided by the United States Pharmacopeia


Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
http://www.fda.gov
The Food and Drug Administration oversees the regulation of pharmaceutical and food products, as well as medical devices. The site is a wealth of both consumer and professional information, including drug-specific information and tips for taking medications, buying generic drugs, and saving money on prescriptions. The site also features a consumer safety guide to buying medications online, along with information on medical product safety and both drug-drug and drug-food interactions.