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Prescription Drugs - Advice

 Consumer Reports on Drugs New
Free information from Consumers Reports on drugs with suggestions on best buying options based on Consumer Reports' comprehensive, independent and unbiased reviews of the scientific evidence of a drug's effectiveness, safety and cost.

  Tips for Buying Drugs Online
From the US Food and Drug Administration.  Find tips for buying medicines (and medical products) online, a consumer safety guide in English and Spanish, medicines to not buy online, cautions about imported and counterfeit drugs, and how to find verified online pharmacies.

  Identify Drugs by Appearance  New
Identify medications by their color, size, shape, and visible markings.

  Find Drug Interactions  New
Allows you to create a list of your medications or potential medications and see what interactions, if any, there might be between them.

  Latest Drug Alerts  New
Subscribe to bi-monthly consumer newsletter focussing on the prevention of medical errors.  From the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)—the nation's only nonprofit organization of pharmacists, nurses, and doctors devoted entirely to safe medication practices.

  Safety Check Your Medications  New
iGuard lets you list your medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.  They then give you safety ratings for all your drugs and identify possible drug interactions and side effects.  You can also receive news alerts on manufacturers' drug recalls as well as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerts.

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