Selected Web sources providing general drug information:
Be Med WisePart of a broad-based public education campaign established in January 2002 by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) to promote safe and appropriate use of over-the-counter medicines.
Visitors can browse ingredients alphabetically by INCI ingredient name to find related review documents.
Cosmetics InfoThis site contains information about the safety, testing and regulation of cosmetics and personal care products and the ingredients they contain. Safety information is contained in a database of more than 2,000 ingredients, with new ingredient safety information frequently being added. This ingredient safety information is for the most commonly used ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products, and has been reviewed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel, an independent body of scientific experts who assess the safety of cosmetic ingredients.
This section of the FDA's website is designed for the general public and medication consumers. It includes drug recalls, FDA news and general information.
MayoClinic.com Drug InformationInformation on more than 8,000 prescription and over-the-counter medications. Mayo Clinic is a non-profit medical practice with headquarters at the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota.
Merck Manual Online - Drugs SectionDrug information in everyday language. Includes adverse drug reactions and factors affecting response to drugs. The Merck Manual is the world's best-selling medical textbook.
Lists programs from various drug manufacturers to assist people who cannot afford to purchase their prescriptions. Each company has its own program, special requirements, forms and procedures. An information source only.
Over the Counter MedicinesA section of familydoctor.org highlights various over-the-counter medicines. Website maintained by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), a national medical organization.
Personal Care Products CouncilA good source for information on cosmetics and other personal care products. Links to many online databases and other resources containing information for consumers on ingredients used in these products.
The Personal Care Products Council (formerly the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association) is the leading national trade association for the cosmetic and personal care products industry. They represent more than 600 member companies.
Founded by pharmacists in 1995. Continuously reviewed and updated, with articles written by pharmacists and physicians and data provided by credible and reliable sources like the FDA and First Data Bank, Inc.