Drug Databases

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  • AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - The lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America's health care system. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.

  • Advisory Board: click the link to the left for a description. Free registration is required.

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  • Briggs Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation (Lexicomp): An A-Z listing of drugs by generic name. Each monograph summarizes the known and/or possible effects of the drug on the fetus. It also summarizes the known/possible passage of the drug into the human breast milk.A careful and exhaustive summarization of the world literature as it relates to drugs in pregnancy and lactation. Each monograph contains six parts: Generic US name, pharmacologic class, risk factor, fetal risk summary, breast feeding summary and references.

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  • DailyMed (Gov): DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts). This Web site provides a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling found in medication package inserts.

  • Dietary Supplements Labels Database (Gov): The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) includes full label derived information from dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. with a Web-based user interface that provides ready access to label information. It was developed to serve the research community and as a resource for health care providers and the public.

  • Drug Information Portal (Gov): The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies.  A search box allows searches to many of these resources simultaneously.  More than 49,000 drugs can be searched using this facility.  The portal covers drugs from the time they are entered into clinical trials (Clinicaltrials.gov) through their entry in the U.S. market place (Drugs@FDA).

  • Drugs@FDA (Gov): Drugs@FDA includes most of the drug products approved since 1939. The majority of patient information, labels, approval letters, reviews, and other information are available for drug products approved since 1998.

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  • EBMcalc Complete Edition: EBMcalc is a unique computerized medical reference and tool set, it encompasses a wide array of pertinent medical formulae, clinical criteria sets and decision tree analysis tools.

  • European Medicines Agency: The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a decentralized agency of the European Union (EU). The Agency is responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies for use in the European Union.

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  • FDA Acronyms and Abbreviations (Gov): The FDA Acronyms and Abbreviations database provides a quick reference to acronyms and abbreviations related to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) activities. The emphasis is on scientific, regulatory, government agency, and computer application terms.

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  • Gahart's 2021 Intravenous Medications: Continues to be the most proven resource for comprehensive drug coverage, unparalleled accuracy, and an intuitive quick-access format. In addition to updating drug interactions, precautions, alerts, and patient teaching instructions for all existing IV drugs.

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  • Health.gov (gov): Portal to the websites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the US Department of Health and Human Services and other federal departments and agencies.

  • HHS: Health & Human Services Special Services Databases (Gov): (SIS) produces information resources covering toxicology, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, outreach to underserved and special populations, HIV/AIDS, drugs and household products, and disaster/emergency preparedness and response.

  • Health Canada: is the Federal regulating department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.

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  • Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Safety Alert: The ISMP, based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation’s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. The organization is known and respected worldwide as the premier resource for impartial, timely, and accurate medication safety information. ISMP-Canada. Top

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  • LactMed (Gov): The LactMed® database contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. It includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided, where appropriate.

  • Lexicomp Drug Resources: Lexicomp provides clear, concise, point-of-care drug information, including dosing, administration, warnings and precautions, as well as clinical content, such as clinical practice guidelines, IV compatibility from Trissel's 2 Clinical Pharmaceutics Database, Facts and Comparisons and other tools. Other library resources referencing Lexicomp include the IU Health Pharmacy Formulink, Lippincott Advisor and Up to Date. Wolters Kluwer Publishing a major player in Medical Publishing is the parent company to many IU Health Resources such as Lexicomp Drug Information, Briggs' Pregnancy and Lactation, Formulink, Lippincott Publishing, Ovid and UptoDate.

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  • Micromedex: Micromedex provides clear, concise, point-of-care drug information, including dosing, administration, warnings and precautions, as well as other clinical content. The end user may search across the entire database or choose to limit by Drug, Disease or Toxicology information. Search results will include information from the following databases: Alternative Medicine, CareNotes®, DISEASEDEX™ Emergency Medicine System, DISEASEDEX™ General Medicine System, DRUGDEX® System, IDENTIDEX® System, Lab Advisor™, MSDS from USP, NeoFax® and Pediatrics, PDR®, PDEX® System and REPRORISK.

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National Center for Biotechnology Information: The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

  • National Drug Code Directory (Gov): The NDC serves as a universal product identifier for prescription medications approved for human consumption. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Drug Listing Act of 1972 requires registered drug establishments to provide the FDA with a current list of “all drugs manufactured, prepared, propagated, compounded or processed for commercial distribution.” An NDC number serves as a universal product identifier for over-the-counter and prescription.

  • National Guidelines Clearinghouse (Gov)

  • National Library of Medicine: Drug, Diet & Toxicology Resources

  • National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (Gov)

  • Natural Medicines (formerly Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database): This database resource provides evidence based information on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies. Databases in Natural Medicines include: Foods, Herbs & Supplements, Health & Wellness, Comparative Effectiveness and Commercial Products.

  • NeedyMeds: A national non-profit information resource dedicated to helping people locate assistance programs to help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.

  • NeoFax -Micromedex (click the NeoFax Tab): NeoFax® and Pediatrics is an Internet-based solution that provides evidence-based drug information, age and indication-specific drug-dosing calculators, and enteral formula nutritional information for the neonatal and pediatric populations. This solution helps to improve medication safety and efficacy in the care of these vulnerable patients.

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  • Orange Book FDA (Gov): Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations (commonly known as the Orange Book) identifies drug products approved on the basis of safety and effectiveness by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) and related patent and exclusivity information.

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  • Recalls.gov (Gov): A service for alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products. Six federal agencies (Consumer Product safety Commission, FDA, Environmental protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, US Coast Guard and the US Department of Agriculture) with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create www.recalls.gov -- a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. Drug Recalls can also be located at: FDA Drug Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts.

  • Red Book: 2018 Committee on Infectious Diseases (AAP): The Red Book is a unique and valuable source of information on infectious diseases and immunizations for practitioners who care for children. This book provides the busy practitioner with current, accurate, and easily accessible information about new vaccines and vaccine recommendations, emerging infectious diseases, new diagnostic modalities, and treatment recommendations. AAP policy statements, clinical reports, and technical reports and recommendations endorsed by the AAP are posted online as they become available during the 3 years between editions of Red Book. Another important resource is the visual library of Red Book Online, which has been updated and expanded to include more images of infectious diseases, examples of classic radiologic and other findings, and recent information on epidemiology of infectious diseases. The mobile version of RedBook can be downloaded from GooglePlay or the App Store.

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  • Toxipedia: is a free toxicology encyclopedia offering articles and resources about toxic chemicals (such as pesticides and endocrine disruptors), health conditions, ethical considerations, the history of toxicology, laws and regulation, and more.

  • TOXNET® (Gov): TOXicology Data NETwork is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology.

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  • Up to Date: UpToDate® is an evidence-based decision support resource which covers all internal medicine subspecialties, primary care, ob/gyn, pediatrics, general surgeryand more. Features include a Practice Changing UpDates section highlighting new recommendations and/or updates, a What's New topic area, drug information from Lexicomp, calculators and Patient Information. Creating a personal account via the library's Athens system allows the user to participate in the free CME activities and to download UpToDate Mobile from the App Store, GooglePlay or Amazon.

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