Drug Information

Databases Focusing on Drug Information

  • DynaMed (EBSCO) (Licensed for UH Hilo users only)
    Content ranges from comprehensive reviews of diseases, conditions, and abnormal findings to highly focused topics on evaluation, differential diagnosis, and management. Drug and laboratory monographs developed and maintained by IBM Micromedex are also included.
  • Lexi-Comp Online (Licensed for UH Hilo users only)
    Collection of content sets and clinical tools that provide users with robust clinical drug information.
  • Sanford Guide (Licensed for UH Hilo users only.)
    Infectious disease information designed for use at the point of care. Comprehensive coverage of treatment options for infectious diseases, syndromes, and pathogens. Mobile version available to DKICOP students.

You might also want to check out the library guides available from the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy.

Internet Sites

CredibleMeds: Center for Education and Research Therapeutics The Critical Path Institute, University of Arizona.

DailyMed High-quality information about marketed drugs, including FDA-approved labels (package inserts).

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

Drug Information Resources: A Guide for Pharmacists Dalhousie University College of Pharmacy Reference resources particularly useful to pharmacists.

Electronic Orange Book Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations

FDA Information for Healthcare Professionals

Martindale’s Pharmacy & Toxicology Center

MedlinePlus Drugs, supplements and herbal information from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, updated daily.

MedlinePlus Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information

MedlinePlus Over the Counter Medicine

Merck Manual Home Edition Online/Drugs

National Code Directory A system that is designed to provide drugs in the United States with a specific 11-digit number that describes the product. Originally created under Medicare to help identify drugs for reimbursement, the use of the system has now become more widespread.

RxList The internet drug index. Search the RxList database for brand name, generic name and pharmacologic category. Many of the most popular entries have links to professional and/or patient-oriented material.

Medical Letter

The Medical Letter Site License

"The Medical Letter, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that publishes critical appraisals of new drugs and comparative reviews of older drugs in its newsletters, The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics and Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter....

"The editorial process used for both publications relies on a consensus of experts to evaluate the drug facts in order to help prescribers choose the most effective drug treatment ... completely independent of pharmaceutical industry influence."