This non-profit organization, founded in 1997 by Richard Sagall, MD and Libby Overly, MSW, runs a database that can connect disadvantaged patients with the Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) run by pharmaceutical companies. Search the site to find links for discounted medications and disease-based information and assistance. In Spanish: http://www.es.needymeds.org/index_es.htm.
Search for your prescription medication by name to access its official information, including its chemical structure! Have a loose pill and don’t know what it is? Enter its imprint code or even its color and shape into the Pill Identification Wizard.
Explore prescription and over-the-counter medications along with herbal supplements in this online version of the Physicians’ Desk Reference translated into plain English. Check your medications for side effects and interactions with other drugs you may be taking.
Talk about your tax dollars at work! The National Library of Medicine has brought all its research findings and information together in one spot! Get general overviews and news about health problems along with links to condition-specific official organizations such as the American Heart Association [http://www.heart.org]. Find drug information here and videos of actual surgeries. This is a wonderful starting place for any medical question.