Drugs and Supplements
What is the difference between drugs and supplements, what do they do, and how safe are they?

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Drugs and Supplements: Definition

Drugs and Supplements: Articles​

Drugs and Supplements: Websites

DrugsDavid’s Drug GuideNurses Drug Reference Guide providing up-to-date information on 5000+ trade name and generic drugs. $
 DrugBankA database of unique bioinformatics and cheminformatics resource that combines detailed drug data with comprehensive drug target information.
 Drug InteractionsWebMD’s Drug Interaction Checker tool to find and identify potentially harmful and unsafe combinations of prescription medications.
 DrugsPrescription drug information, interactions and side effects.
 DrugLibA comprehensive drug database organized by relevance to specific drugs.
 MedScapeGet the latest medical news, clinical trial coverage, drug updates, journal articles, CME activities & more.
 Medscape Drug Interaction CheckerMedscape’s Drug Interaction Checker tool to find and identify potentially harmful and unsafe combinations of prescription medications.
 MIMSSearch drug, interactions and image information in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, S’pore, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, India & USA.
 PDR.netPrescriber’s Digital Reference. $
 RxListThe internet drug index for prescription drug information, interactions and side effects.
 SafeMedicationThe drug information in this searchable database is based on ASHP’s AHFS Patient Medication Information.
SupplementsExamineUnbiased source on nutrition and supplements
 LabdoorAn independent company that tests supplements. We find out whether products have what they claim and if they have any harmful ingredients or contaminants.
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Drugs and Supplements: Personal Stories

What Medication

What Medication Should I Take?

When I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I was reassured that it was a simple health problem to resolve. All I had to do was take the medication Synthroid for the rest of my life. Simple, right? Maybe not.

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Drugs and Supplements: Science and Research

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Drugs and Supplements: Organizations & Associations

FDAUS Food and Drug Administration
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)A global leader in patient safety as the first non-profit organization dedicated to the collaborative development, education, and advocacy of safe medication practices.
International Medication Safety Network (IMSN)An international network of established safe medication practice centres, operating medication error reporting programmes and producing guidance to minimize preventable harms from medicine use in practice.
Med Watch Voluntary Reporting FormReport adverse events that you observe or suspect for human medical products, including serious drug side effects, product use/medication error, product quality problems, and therapeutic failures
NeedyMedsA national non-profit organization that maintains a website of free information on programs that help people who can’t afford medications and healthcare costs.
Patient Help Network (PHN)

A small group of Advocates dedicated to helping individuals enroll into Prescription Assistance Programs.

Patients for Affordable Drugs

The only independent national patient organization focused exclusively on achieving policy changes to lower the price of prescription drugs.

RXAssistPatient 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.
RXHopeA helping hand to people in need in obtaining critical medications that they would normally have trouble affording.
RX Outreach

A non-profit pharmacy whose  mission is to provide affordable medications.


Drugs and Supplements: Books











Drugs and Supplements: Apps

DrugsDrugsGoogle Play/App StoreThe easiest way to lookup drug information, identify pills, check interactions and set up your own personal medication records.
 Drug Dictionary


Google Play

App Store

A medical handbook that provides information about drugs used for medication: uses, dosage, how to take, side effects, precautions, drug interactions, missed dose and storage.
 Epocrates RX

Google Play

App Store

A medical reference app to support your decisions in the moments of care.
 IBM Micromedex Drug Info $

App Store

Google Play

Comprehensive information on over 4500 search terms, dosage, interactions, adverse effects. mechanisms of action, contraindications, generic and trade names, monitoring and precautions.
 Medical Drugs Guide DictionaryGoogle PlayA free medical dictionary that provides all information about drugs: usages, dosage, how to take, side effects, precautions, drug interactions, missed dose and storage.
 MedscapeGoogle Play/App StoreMedscape provides fast and accurate clinical answers at the point-of-care and is the leading medical resource for physicians, medical students, nurses, and other healthcare professionals for clinical information.
 Pill Identifier and Drug List

Google Play

Patient Care Edition is a FREE tool that helps you identify Brand and Generic drugs by name.
 Pocket PharmacistsApp StoreSummarized drug information on over 1550 medications available in the U.S. Also features Med Check for determining drug interactions, side effects and precautions and Med Box for organizing and setting reminders for medications. 
SupplementsSupplement GuideApp StoreA quick reference guide to the most well known and commonly taken supplements.
 Supplement Snoop

Google Play

App Store

A database that scans, analyzes and compares dietary supplements and their ingredients.


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