Drugs / Medications

Guide to the leading online resources for drug reference information, including dosing and uses, indications, side effects, and warnings. With few exceptions the sites below are available for free and without registration.

  • Center Watch
    Destination for clinical trial information for both professionals and patients.
  • DailyMed
    Official source for up-to-date FDA label information (package inserts) in the U.S.
  • DrugBank
    Comprehensive online database of drug data, including sequence, structure, pathway, and more.
  • Drugs.com
    Easy-to-read drug information and useful online tools including a pill identifier.
  • Electronic Medicines Compendium
    Up to date prescriber and patient information about medicines licensed for use in the UK.
  • Epocrates
    Point of care diagnostic and treatment information for doctors. Subscription required.
    online.epocrates.com - Registration Required
  • European Medicines Agency
    EMA protects public health by ensuring that medicines are safe, effective, and of high quality.
    ema.europa.eu - Also see: European Public Assessment Reports
  • Everyday Health
    A-Z directory for pharmaceutical drugs describing their use, effects and side effects.
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    Monitors and ensures the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals, biologicals, and medical devices
  • Healthline
    Drug information including side effects, interactions, dosing, and important considerations.
    healthline.com - Includes: Medication Safety
  • Iodine
    Features patient-generated reviews of medications, their side effects, and success rates.
  • Medscape Reference
    Drug information for HCPs including dosing, uses, interactions, adverse effects, and administration.
    reference.medscape.com - Registration Required
  • Merck Manuals
    Detailed medical information provided by Wolters Kluwer's Lexicomp database.
  • Pillbox
    Service allowing for the identification of unknown pharmaceutical drugs via visual information.
  • Prescribers' Digital Reference
    Source of health products supporting better drug decisions by doctors and patients.
    pdr.net - Also see: mobilePDR App

Patient Education

Subscription Services

  • Lexicomp
    Point-of-care drug information, including dosing, administration, warnings and precautions.
    wolterskluwercdi.com - Subscription
  • Micromedex
    Adult and pediatric drug information, drug interactions, treatment protocols, and more.
  • Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
    Authoritative resource on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary therapies.


Substance Abuse

Prescription Discounts

  • GoodRx
    Compare local drug prices by pharmacy, print coupons, or use a free drug discount card.
  • NeedyMeds
    Non-profit resource dedicated to helping people locate healthcare assistance programs.
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance
    Connects qualifying individuals to public and private patient assistance programs.
  • SingleCare
    Search for local prescription drug prices or request a prescription savings card by mail.
  • WebMD Rx
    Prescription drug price lookup and free print-at-home drug discount savings card.