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Free Pharmacy Websites

Supplemental Research Resources


DailyMed provides high quality information about marketed drugs. This information includes FDA labels (package inserts). This Web site provides health information providers and the public with a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling as found in medication package inserts. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides this as a public service and does not accept advertisements. (From DailyMed website.)

Drug Information Portal

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. The portal covers drugs from the time they are entered into clinical trials ( through their entry in the U.S. market place (Drugs@FDA). Many drugs in other countries are covered, but not as thoroughly as U.S. drugs. (From Drug Information Portal "About" page.)

Drug Information for Healthcare Professionals from the FDA

A portal site with links to a variety of FDA resources, including some of the ones mentioned elsewhere on this page.


Drugs@FDA allows you to search for official information about FDA approved brand name and generic drugs and therapeutic biological products. The main uses of Drugs@FDA are finding labels for approved drug products, finding generic drug products for a brand name drug product, finding  therapeutically equivalent drug products for a brand name or generic drug product, finding consumer information for drugs approved from 1998 on, finding all drugs with a specific active ingredient, and viewing the approval history of a drug. (From the Drugs@FDA FAQ.)

Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations

Providing timely consumer information on generic drug. The Electronic Orange Book is updated daily as new generic approvals occur. (From the Orange Book website.)

LactMed - Drugs and Lactation Database

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 on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider. (From LactMed website.)


Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. (From TOXNET website.)

Drug Prescribing in Renal Failure

Electronic version of the classic pocket guide to drug-dosing for patients with impaired renal function.

Provides both consumer-level and professional-level drug information. Advertising-supported. Includes drug interactions checker, drug image database, and pill identifier in addition to heavily-referenced professional-level monographs.


Contains a grab-bag of pharmacy information but is probably most popular for tools including clinical calculators, IV dilution guidelines, etc. Created and maintained by David McAuley, Pharm.D., R.Ph.


Includes professional-level drug monographs, patient information sheets for many drugs (accessible via the professional monograph), and imprint code and NDC code searches through the "Pill Identifier" screen., from the American Pharmacists Association 

News and professional information from the national professional association.

APhA DrugInfoLine

Sign up for automatic updates on drug news and new drug approvals in a variety of specialty areas.


Free professional trade newsmagazine reporting on issues of interest to community, retail, independent, and hospital/health system pharmacists.