You’ve probably heard that looking for something on the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant…. We’ve made it a bit easier by describing a few of our favorite websites.
www.pdr.net Provides the complete and official PDR information, but searching and entering drug regimens is more awkward than it should be.
www.epocrates.com Drugs are well-organized by class, descriptions are clinically useful; entering regimens is easy, but information is sparse. Shows whether particular drugs are covered by selected insurance and state formularies.
www.medscape.com/druginfoGood interaction information, but a bit difficult to get there. Useful expert interviews and very interesting “bulletin board” discussions for psychiatrists.
www.drugs.com Select the “Pill Identification” tab to enter the shape, color, and markings for a pill. It comes up with the right identification remarkably frequently.
www.pparx.org Partnership for Prescription Assistance. Enter a drug and find out whether there’s a way to get it for free for indigent patients.