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Drug Information - RBHS: Home

This guide will provide information on Drug Resources & Supplements, etc

What is Drug Information?

It is called drug information, medication information, or drug informatics.  It’s really the discovery, use, and management of information in the use of medications. Drug information covers the gamut from identification, cost, and pharmacokinetics to dosage and adverse effects.  You may also need information about the body, health, or diseases in order to better utilize the drug information.

NLM's Drug Information Portal

The National Library of Medicine has established the Drug Information Portal as a convenient way to search for information from multiple sources on nearly 20,000 drugs.  Individual databases searched and linked to are listed below, but you can enter your search once in the Drug Information Portal and all databases with results will be shown.

Drug Safety

FDA : Food and Drug Administration

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) website at the Food and Drug Administration contains information on drug approvals, labeling, side effects, equivalency, and withdrawals.  Specific resources are listed below.

Drug Interactions

In addition to the 'Interactions' sections available in most drug monographs (see Drug Information & Drug Monographs on this page), the following speciality tools can help identify specific drug interactions.

Medication Errors & Safe Medication Practices

Drug Safety Info from the FDA