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.
The National Library of Medicine has established the Drug Information Portal as a convenient way to search for information from multiple sources on nearly 81,000 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.
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.
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