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Health Information on the Internet: A Resource Guide: Drug information

An annotated list of reliable and trustworthy health information websites.

Drug Databases

Medline Plus Drug Information

The Medline Plus drug, herbs, and supplements information database.  You can find drugs by brand name or generic.

Consumer drug information


FDA Consumer Information

The main portal for the FDA's Drug information. Find many links to drug information, drug safety information, FAQs and much more.

Drugs@FDA Database

This searchable database provides the approval history and label information for drugs.

FDA Consumer Updates

Find consumer news and updates on a variety of drugs and drug-related topics.

Pill Identification

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FDA Pill Identification

This is a handy tool from the FDA for pill identification.

Pill Card Creator

A website from the Department of Health and Human Services, to create a pill card, which makes keeping track of complex medicine regimens easier.

Drug Recalls

The American Recall Center is an easy-to-use and comprehensive resource for identifying recalls of drugs and medical devices.  The site provides understandable, consumer-focused information on FDA recalls. 

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