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Drug Information Portal

The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to drug information from over 39.000 drugs from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies.


DailyMed provides information about marketed drugs in the US with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts. TIP: You can search “DailyMed” directly in our search bar.


The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) contains up to date, easily accessible information about medicines licensed for use in the UK.

Medscape Multi-Drug Interaction Checker (free registration required)

Excellent drug interaction checker from Medscape.

Medscape Reference – Drugs, OTCs & Herbals (free registration required)

Medscape Reference provides an extensive medication database.

The Merck Manual – Drug Information / Drug Interactions

The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy is one of the best-selling medical books of all times, and its website has a vast database on drug information and drug interactions, provided by Lexi-comp.

The Merck Manual – Clinical Pharmacology

Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology from the Merck Manual.

WHO Drug Information

WHO drug information provides an overview of relevant topics relating to drug development and regulation. Latest lists of proposed and recommended International Nonproprietary Names for Pharmaceutical Substances (INN) are also included.

Epocrates Online (free registration required)

Prescription drug information for over 3,500 brand and generic drugs and drug interaction checker.


Internet drug index for prescription drugs, medications and pill identifier.


Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) is a peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.


LiverTox is a joint effort of the Liver Disease Research Branch of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the Division of Specialized Information Services of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health, US. It provides information on the diagnosis, cause, frequency, patterns, and management of liver injury attributable to medications, herbals, and dietary supplements.


Pneumotox is provided by the Department of Pulmonary and Intensive Care from the Dijon University Hospital in France and is an aid to the diagnosis of drug-induced respiratory disease, providing complete information about all the possible known pulmonary manifestations of medications.

Geneva Foundation – Free Medical Journals in Pharmacology and Pharmacy

The Geneva Foundation is a well-organized directory of links organized by diseases and conditions mostly on gynecology and obstetrics. There is also an excellent link directory on free medical journals in all specialties, including Pharmacology and Pharmacy journals.

CMA Guidelines in Clinical Pharmacology

Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Guidelines in Clinical Pharmacology.

Regularly updated information about U.S. federally and privately supported ongoing clinical research in human volunteers.

WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform

This World Health Organization (WHO) search portal provides access to a central database with information about ongoing clinical trials from the main clinical trials registry organizations.

European Union Clinical Trials Register

The European Union Clinical Trials Register allows you to search for ongoing interventional clinical trials in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).

FDA Drug Safety Communications

This webpage contains the most recent Drug Safety Communications from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CDC Medication Safety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Medication Safety Program is a collection of campaigns, initiatives and education resources to reduce the risk of harm from medicines.

MHRA Drug Safety Updates

Drug Safety Update (U.K.) is the monthly electronic bulletin from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and Commission on Human Medicines and brings the latest information and advice to support the safer use of medicines.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) is a nonprofit organization devoted to medication error prevention and safe medication use. It provides a series of tools and resources on the topic.

Therapeutics Initiative – Evidence-Based Drug Therapy

The Therapeutics Initiative (TI) is an independent organization from the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in cooperation with the Department of Family Practice at The University of British Columbia, in Canada. Its mission is to provide physicians and pharmacists with up-to-date, evidence-based, practical information on prescription drug therapy.

Cleveland Clinic – Newsletter from the Department of Pharmacy

Newsletter from the Department of Pharmacy about new drug treatments, provided by the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education.

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