Access to Medicines - Public Citizen's Global Access to Medicines Program works with partners worldwide to improve health outcomes and save lives, through use of pharmaceutical cost-lowering measures including generic competition. Helps civil society groups and public agencies overcome patent-based and other drug monopolies. Its work challenges Big Pharma's economic and political power.
BioPharmaLink - Pharmaceutical and biotech companies, drugs and technologies, markets and specialties. Look up pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, therapies, technologies and other products. Look up companies and institutions active in the worldwide healtcare industry from development till commercialization in directory containing over 2500 companies. Search for drugs, technologies and services requested by companies: calls for collaboration, products or technologies for licensing or to buy. Look up news released directly from companies about their developments, technologies or news concerning alliances, partnership, new appointments, new markets or services.
BioSeeker Group - Business and competitive intelligence on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. Publishes BSG BioNewsletter.
BioSpace - Biotech, biotechnology and pharmaceutical news, jobs, companies, stocks.
BioWorld - Reports the news on hundreds of medicines in development, the companies behind those therapeutic candidates, the business development transactions that evolve the market, and the regulatory hurdles that both challenge and guard the process. From Thomson Reuters.
BLTC RESEARCH - Promotes paradise-engineering. Dedicated to abolishing the biological substrates of suffering - i.e., abolishing "physical" and "mental" pain altogether. See:
Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines - Many drugs are too expensive for those in the developing world to buy. Other life-saving treatments are not available because manufacturers have abandoned their production because they were not considered profitable enough. The MSF Access to Essential Medicines Campaign is pushing to increase access to specific medicines.
Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies - This organization made its debut in July 2012. Unfortunately, the group seems more focused on keeping its big corporate members in the good graces of the pharmaceutical industry and government than on helping American consumers. In fact, its actions may endanger public health. See Pharmacy Checker article.
Dollars for Docs: How Industry Dollars Reach Your Doctors - In recent years, drug companies have started releasing details of the payments they make to doctors and other health professionals for promotional talks, research and consulting. As of 2012, 15 companies published the information, most because of legal settlements. Use this tool to search for payments.
Drug Dangers - Keeping the public educated and informed of defective medical devices and dangerous medications currently on the market.
Drug Store News - Latest news from publications catering to the drug retailing industry.
DrugDigest - Evidence-based, consumer health and drug information site dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options. Includes:
Drugs - Drug information, side effects and interactions, news and articles, drug interactions checker, pill identifier, drug image search, PDA software.
Drugs: Advanced Search - Search over 24,000 approved medications: Search by drug name/brand, medical condition, care guide, for drug image (to see what a particular tablet or capsule looks like), for interactions, the internet.
Drug Discovery Online - Feature stories, case studies, industry news, and newswire feeds related to the science and business of discovering new drugs.
Drug Information Association (DIA) - Pharmaceutical and related industries organization with 27,000 members worldwide. Provides forum for exchange of professional and career information among its members.
Drug Information Portal - Search for a drug by a name. Access ot over 12,000 drugs probvided by U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Drug Shortages - Information on current drug shortages as well as additional information on product recalls and warnings.
Drug Interactions Checker - Check your existing drug regimens for potential interactions with each other or with certain foods and supplements.
Drug InfoNet: Official Package Inserts - Official Package Insert information on pharmaceuticals for both health professionals and consumers, available by brand name, generic name, manufacturer and therapeutic class.
Drug InfoNet: Patient Package Inserts - Information on pharmaceuticals for patients, in easy-to-understand notation from the pharmaceutical manufacturers available by brand name, generic name, manufacturer and therapeutic class.
DrugDigest - Health and medical information. Access reference materials on topics ranging from drug, vitamins, and herbs to breakthrough medical research and state-of-the-art disease management.
Drugs@FDA - Provides one place where you can search for official information about FDA approved brand name and generic drugs.
Drugscope - One of the UK's leading centers of expertise on drugs. Provides quality drug information, promotes effective responses to drug taking, undertakes research at local, national and international levels, advises on policy-making, encourages informed debate.
European Medicines Agency (EMA) - Agency of the European Union, located in London. The Agency is responsible for the scientific evaluation of medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies for use in the European Union.
FDA Consumer Updates - Official information from the Food and Drug Administration. Reports on current FDA activities to ensure that the products the agency regulates - food, human and animal drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, radiation-emitting products, biologics - are fit to us and provides additional information on various health topics.
FDAnews - News and analysis on drugs, medical devices, biologics and veterinary medicine.
Fight the Fakes - A campaign that aims to raise awareness about the dangers of fake medicines. The campaign gives a voice to those who have been personally impacted and shares the stories of those working to put a stop to this threat to public health.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - It is FDA's job to see that the food we eat is safe and wholesome, the cosmetics we use won't hurt us, the medicines and medical devices we use are safe and effective, and that radiation-emitting products such as microwave ovens won't do us harm. This site provides information for those interested in the many products FDA regulates and in the agency's responsibilities. Also see:
FDA's Sentinel Initiative - A national electronic system that will transform FDA's ability to track the safety of drugs, biologics, and medical devices once they reach the market is now on the horizon. Aims to develop and implement a proactive system that will complement existing systems that the Agency has in place to track reports of adverse events linked to the use of its regulated products.
Green Book - The Generic Animal Drug and Patent Restoration act requires that each sponsor of an approved animal drug must submit to the FDA certain information regarding patents held for the animal drug or its method of use. The Act requires that this information, as well as a list of all animal drug products approved for safety and effectiveness, be made available to the public. This list must be updated monthly under the provisions of the Act. The list, known as the Green Book," was first published in January 1989. Updates have been added monthly since then. Each January, the list is published in its entirety.
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABPí) - Professional association representing state boards of pharmacy in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, New Zealand, nine Canadian Provinces, and four Australian states.
National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) - National organization advocating reformation of the mass vaccination system. Dedicated to the prevention of vaccine injuries and deaths through public education. Support the availability of all preventive health care options, including vaccines, and the right of consumers to make educated, voluntary health care choices.
No Free Lunch - Health care providers - physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, among others - who believe that pharmaceutical promotion should not guide clinical practice, and that over-zealous promotional practices can lead to bad patient care. Encourages health care practitioners to provide high quality care based on unbiased evidence rather than on biased pharmaceutical promotion.
Oxycodone - An opioid analgesic medication synthesized from opium-derived thebaine. It was developed in 1916 in Germany, as one of several new semi-synthetic opioids with several benefits over the older traditional opiates and opioids; morphine, diacetylmorphine (heroin) and codeine.
PDR - Providing medical, drug and disease management information including the Physicians' Desk Reference.
Pharmaceutical Online - Covers all pharmaceutical process-related issues and unit operations, including: mixing, blending, crystallization, distillation, solvent recovery, formulation, extraction, centrifugation, drying, tabletting, materials handling, safety equipment, cleanroom operations, new dosage forms, separations, filling, packaging, new reaction chemistry, plant engineering, energy issues, water and wastewater technologies, software, scientific record-keeping, engineering, and labeling.
Pharmacy Checker - Collects, evaluates, and reports credentials, prices, and customer feedback regarding pharmacies that operate online and through mail-order and fax (generally referred to as 'online pharmacies.' It is the leading independent source of information about online pharmacies.
Pharmiweb - Industry-sponsored portal for the pharmaceutical sector.
PharmGKB - An integrated resource about how variation in human genes leads to variation in our response to drugs. The NIH PGRN currently funds clinical and basic pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenomic research in the cardiovascular, pulmonary, cancer, pathways, metabolic and transporter domains.
Prescriber Checkup Q&A - Reveals what medications doctors and other providers are giving patients under Medicare's Part D prescription drug program. Patients can search the database to find their own doctors (or other doctors) and the drugs they order most often. Maintained by ProPublica.
RxList (Internet Drug Index) - A leading online drug database that lists over 4,000 pharmaceuticals and other medicines, with extensive information on 600 entries and links from over 10,000 Web sites and search engines seeking drug information.
United States Pharmacopeia (USP) - An official public standards-setting authority for all prescription and over-the-counter medicines and other health care products manufactured or sold in the United States.
World Wide Web Virtual Library: Pharmacy - Sections include Pharmacy Schools, Community Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Companies, Hospital Pharmacies, Pharmacy Organizationss, Journal/Book Publishers, Government Sites, Pharmacy Jobs, Pharmacy Databases, Pharmacy Listservs/Newsgroups, Pharmacy Conferences, and more.
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