The cost of drugs continues to sky rocket. Yes, prescription drugs are expensive even in Canada but they are often the key to living a healthy, high quality life. Don't be one more unwilling victim of prescription drug costs.
It’s worth taking the time to learn about your prescriptions and your health plan so that you have the best opportunity to make the cost more affordable. So, here's some ways you can reduce your drug bill.
Even if you do not have health plan coverage for prescriptions, you absolutely owe it to yourself to do the research and save money if you can. It pays in the long run!
Mylan's Outrageous EpiPen Price Hikes: How Many Children Will Suffer?
It was impossible to look online last week without noticing one story after another about the egregious price increases for the EpiPen and, further, the ensuing demand for investigations by Congress and the Federal Trade Commission from a variety of public figures, including Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, whose child has severe allergies.
Pill Identification Tool
Having trouble identifying generic pills and capsules? Quickly identify drugs and medications using the RxList Pill Identifier Tool.
Use the pill finder to identify medications by visual appearance or name. All Rx and OTC drugs in the US are required by the FDA to have an imprint. If your pill has no imprint it could be a vitamin, diet/herbal/energy pill, illicit or foreign drug.
Pillbox enables rapid identification of unknown solid-dosage medications (tablets/capsules) based on physical characteristics and high-resolution images. Once a medication is identified, Pillbox provides links to drug information and drug labels.
Rx - It Pays to Save Money
The cost of drugs continues to sky rocket. Once you to understand how drug pricing works, you will be able to make some choices that will reduce your overall prescription drug expenses. It pays in the long run!
Should You Drug Your Way to a Better Life?
As medical science advances, the development of new drugs, along with increased understanding of oldies but goodies, "just say 'no'" will become ever more dubious advice. But what answers can we find in the world of drugs?
The Healing Power of Venom
Scientists are turning toxins from scorpions, snakes and spiders into treatments for diseases including diabetes and cancer.
The Wonder Drug Myth
Even the pharmaceutical industry's best products are imperfect, working in only half—or fewer—patients. It's time for better targeting.
Why You Should Care About the Drugs Your Doctor Prescribes
Your doctor hands you a prescription for a blood pressure drug. But is it the right one for you?
You’re searching for a new primary care physician or a specialist. Is there a way you can know whether the doctor is more partial to expensive, brand-name drugs than his peers?
A Drug Recall
A Drug Recall, brought to you by eJustice, a division of CMTM, Inc., is an extensive website intended to provide readers with important information about dangerous drugs, which cause serious side effects and adverse events.
Ask a Patient
There is more to know than what the ads say. Learn from the experience of real people who have taken drug treatments. Share your side effects or success stories. Take control of your health by being informed and asking questions. AskaPatient.com provides tools for the empowered patient.
Be MedWise is a public education campaign to promote safe and appropriate use of over-the-counter medicines.
FDA BeSafeRx is a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of buying prescription medicines from fake online pharmacies. This campaign provides the resources to help consumers.
Home of the electronic version of "A Modern Herbal" by Maud Grieve, originally published in 1931.
British National Formulary
The BNF and BNF for Children provide UK healthcare professionals with authoritative and practical information on the selection and clinical use of medicines in a clear, concise and accessible manner.
Bugs and Drugs on the Web
This site has been developed in response to current concern about antimicrobial resistance and provides information for the public to promote appropriate use of antimicrobials.
With more than 4,000 new investigational treatments in more than 800 disease conditions worldwide, this database is ideal for clinical trials industry professionals.
Chemoregimen.com tries its best to make sure the accuracy of the information. However, users are always encouraged to verify the information provided and should be ultimately responsible for any consequences resulting from the use of the website which is totally voluntary. Chemoregimen.com assumes no responsibilities for actual clinical applications of the information by its users.
According to the FDA, generic drugs are every bit as safe and effective as brand drugs. They are equivalent to the brand version in dosage, safety, strength, quality, the way they work and the way they’re taken.
Vitamins, herbs, and other supplements are not regularly tested by any government organization. Only ConsumerLab.com continually evaluates nutritional supplements in a laboratory environment. It also investigates problems with drugs.
Since its initial launch in 1999, CredibleMeds® has developed educational and research programs providing resources for medical professionals, researchers and consumers. Most notably, CredibleMeds® has built and applied a novel, systems-based approach to reduce harm from medications and drug-drug interactions (DDIs) – with a special focus on drugs that prolong the QT interval on the patient’s electrocardiogram and thereby increase the risk of torsades de pointes (TdP), a heart arrhythmia that can cause sudden cardiac death.
This Web site provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts.
Drug Discovery News
There is no other publication in our market that covers news specific to pharmaceutical drug discovery. Thus, you can always rely on Drug Discovery News, as well as our content-rich Web site, as your source for news about the drug discovery and development industry.
Drug Discovery Online
Are you searching for resources to aid in biomarker identification? Interested in learning about methods for neutralizing antibodies? Want to investigate how to use RNAi to expedite drug development?
Drug Policy Alliance
The Drug Policy Alliance Network (DPA Network) is the nation's leading organization promoting policy alternatives to the drug war that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.
Drug Store News
Drug Store News has been the voice of the retail drug industry for over seven decades. Forty thousand industry professionals read this publication for its timely coverage of industry news, merchandising trends and pharmacy developments.
Monthly news magazine reports on all phases of pharmacy for community & health-system pharmacists, HMO & consultant pharmacists
Drug Watch International
Drug Watch International is a volunteer non-profit drug information network and advocacy organization that promotes the creation of healthy drug-free cultures in the world and opposes the legalization of drugs.
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.
Drug Infonet brings this free resource to you so that you become a more informed consumer of healthcare.
DrugLib.com is a comprehensive drug database organized by relevance to specific drugs. It provides a convenient, one-stop access to a wide range of information related to your drug of interest, including drug label & prescribing information (description, clinical pharmacology, side-effects, indications, warnings, etc.), published studies, current clinical trials, alerts and news.
Drug information, side effects, interactions
DrugScope is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs. Our aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related risk.
DrugWatch.com is a comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. DrugWatch.com includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers.
People use eHealthMe to find out what patients like me (same gender, age, conditions) reported their drugs on FDA and social media.
Provide improved patient care with Epocrates Online - a free, fast, and effective way to find clinical information at the point of care.
European Medicines Agency
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a decentralised agency of the European Union (EU), located in London. It began operating in 1995. The Agency is responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies for use in the EU.
Facts & Comparisons
Facts & Comparisons® provides trusted drug information to meet the needs of retail pharmacies, payers and pharmacy benefit managers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and academic institutions. Our interactive online drug application provides updated drug information to assist with comparing prescription drugs, drug interaction screening, drug identification, patient counseling, patient education, Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS), patient assistance program information and much more.
Information about products we regulate
FDA Adverse Event Reporting System
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication error reports submitted to FDA. The database is designed to support the FDA's post-marketing safety surveillance program for drug and therapeutic biologic products. The informatic structure of the FAERS database adheres to the international safety reporting guidance issued by the International Conference on Harmonisation. Adverse events and medication errors are coded to terms in the Medical Dictionary for Regulatory Activities terminology.
Even if you can afford your prescriptions, you're probably paying too much. It costs as little as 1¢ to manufacture a pill, so why do our prescriptions cost $10, $100 or even $1,000?
Innovation.org, a project of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, is a place to discuss and learn about pharmaceutical innovation.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation''s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 30 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process.
Created specifically to help you track your prescriptions. By entering your prescription information into the application, the program will show you which prescriptions need to be refilled within a week (an adjustable value).
The Know Your Dose campaign educates consumers on how to safely and appropriately use medicines that contain acetaminophen to avoid an unintentional overdose. By reaching consumers when medicine safety is top of mind through points of care, such as a pharmacy or healthcare provider’s office, points of purchase at retail pharmacies, and online on health sites, the campaign seeks to raise awareness and promotes four simple steps for safe acetaminophen use...
In every drugstore aisle in America, shoppers cast the classic pose: two products in hand, confusion on their faces as they attempt to decipher the advertising claims and safety labels. It's an important decision, but it is so hard to be certain you're making the right call. We are decades overdue for a trusted way to choose the best products. LabDoor will change the balance of power in these industries from marketing hype to real facts.
LegitScript's mission is to assist consumers and businesses in determining which online pharmacies operate safely and in compliance with Federal and state laws and regulations, as well as with accepted medical standards and ethics.
MedActionPlan.com provides a family of powerful, web-based applications that allow healthcare providers to create personalized treatment plans for the patient.
The definitive place to browse and post side effects of today's popular medications. Tens of thousands of posts. Millions of readers. Fifteen Thousand different drugs.
Your independent, respected source for information about medications and natural therapies.
Monthly Prescribing Reference
To provide medical professionals with the most up-to-date prescribing information in a concise, user-friendly format.
The PRI database has been assembled and edited by an experienced staff of pharmacists utilizing information available from manufacturers, official compendia and medical/pharmaceutical references.
NeedyMeds is a resource for advocates as well as people who need assistance.
To provide timely consumer information on generic drugs, the Electronic Orange Book is updated daily as new generic approvals occur.
There is an over-the-counter medicine for almost anything that ails you — from pain relievers to cough and cold treatments to vitamins and minerals. Learn how to take your over-the-counter medicines safely, how to avoid side effects or potential interactions, and how to get the most from your medicine.
From the publishers of the Physicians’ Desk Reference — the leading drug resource for over 65 years.
The first pharmaceutical portal on the Internet has developed into an invaluable directory of information, including a library of archives from over 100 moderated discussion forums.
Find the best online pharmacy drug prices from the U.S., Canada, and internationally.
Your answer to an increasingly competitive pharmaceutical market.
Dr. Leo Galland's Pill Advised. It's about vitamins, medications and nutrition.
Pillwatch.com is a unique web resource aimed at providing its visitors with the exceptionally interesting information on health problems that aren''t the easiest topics to cover.
Medicare’s popular prescription-drug program now serves more than 35 million people, but the names of prescribers and the drugs they choose have never previously been public. Use this tool to find and compare doctors and other top prescribers...
The information for most of these drugs are from Canadian monographs. There are often significant differences in indications, dosage forms and warnings for the drugs in other countries.
Recall Guide is the most effective, easiest to use medication tracking platform on the market. Best of all, it's free! Keep track of your medications, and learn about important recalls and prescription information that may directly affect you. Our goal is to supply important and helpful information about your prescriptions. We do this by leveraging an active community of users and by sharing important updates about the safety of specific drugs.
Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles so that health care professionals and patients can find the information they need. All in one place.
RxHope is exactly what its name implies...a helping hand to people in need in obtaining critical medications that they would normally have trouble affording. We act as your advocate in making the patient assistance program journey easier and faster by supplying vital information and help.
RxList is an online medical resource dedicated to offering detailed and current pharmaceutical information on brand and generic drugs.
The comprehensive resource for physicians, drug and illness information.
RxWiki is a project by pharmacists to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and trusted world-wide medication guide for consumers. We believe pharmacists are the most relevant source for information regarding prescription, over-the-counter (OTC), and natural product information.
SafeMedication.com features complete, easy-to-read information on more than 800 drugs. It is based on ASHP's premier, unbiased drug information resources.
SelectCare Benefits Network
SelectCare Benefits Network (SCBN) is one of America's leading Patient Advocacy Organizations that specializes in free medicine and prescription assistance programs (pap.) SCBN gives prescription drug assistance by helping it's member patients locate, qualify for and successfully access hundreds of free prescription programs on an ongoing basis for only a fraction of the would be retail costs for those prescription medicines.
The People's Pharmacy
In 1976, when The People's Pharmacy® was originally published, it was one of the first books providing drug and health information to consumers. It went on to become a number one bestseller.
US Recall News
US Recall News is not associated with any government agency. We provide what information we can relating to recalled products in the United States, but our list of recalls may not be all-inclusive. While we endeavor to stay up-to-date with all of the latest recalls, your best bet is always to contact the appropriate organization in charge of the recalls...
Our doctors and pharmacists analyze the FDA's own data so you get the second opinion YOU need