Drugs and Medications

Drug Identification Sites

Drugs.com Pill Identifier

Pillbox from the National Library of Medicine

WebMDPill Identification Tool

Medication Information

Drug Information Portal from the National Library of Medicine
Searches across multiple drug information databases.

Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
Information about prescription drugs approved by the FDA in the last several years. Some may not yet be on the market. También en español. (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

CenterWatch FDA Approved Drugs
Features drugs newly approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and those currently in clinical research.

DailyMed
This website provides information about FDA approved labeling and medication package inserts. (National Library of Medicine)

Drug Digest
Information on prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs, and supplements as well as drug comparisons and interactions and news about medications. (Express Scripts, Inc.)

Drugs & Supplements
Alphabetical index of drugs and supplements. Provides information about prescription and non-prescription drugs from AHFS Consumer Medication Information (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists).  Also includes information for herbal medicines and supplements from Natural Standard. Information includes different uses, side effects and precautions for various substances. También en español. (MedlinePlus)

Drugs@FDA
Allows you to search for official information about the U.S. Federal Drug Administration’s approved drugs and therapeutic biological products. (Federal Drug Administration)

FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals, and Safety Alerts
Easy to navigate page showing information about food, drugs, medical devices and other currently recalled items displayed by date of recall. (Federal Drug Administration)

Paying for Medication

EPIC (Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program)
A New York State sponsored prescription plan to help senior citizens save money on prescription drugs. (New York State Department of Health)

Medicare Prescription Drug Plan
Overviews and the latest news about Medicare Section D. También en español. (MedlinePlus)

Prescription Drug Prices in New York State
This site provides price comparisons for 150 prescription drugs at various drug stores in New York State. The “Resources” tab provides links to Drug Prescription Assistance Programs. (New York State Department of Health)