information on the most commonly prescribed drugs
Consumer Reports on Drugs New
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.
More than one in
five seniors in the United States uses a medication that is
probably not appropriate. Learn more about
certain medications that may not be good choices for seniors
Tips for Buying Drugs Online
From the US Food and Drug Administration.
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.
How, when, and with
what other substances you take your medicine can
have a significant impact on your response to many drugs. Go here to
compare your routines with the recommended medication administration
Find out how the drug
you are taking compares with similar drugs
Identify Drugs by Appearance New
Identify medications by their color, size, shape, and visible markings.
Find Drug Interactions New
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
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.
Money on Drugs
You can find useful
information on generic drugs and other ways that
seniors can save money on prescription drugs