Drugs and pharmaceuticals are prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as supplements and herbal treatments. All drugs and pharmaceuticals are meant to heal or improve a health problem, but it is important to carefully read the label for dosage and possible side effects.
- Drugs, Supplements and Herbal Information (MedlinePlus)
- Choosing Wisely (American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation)
- For Patients (US Food & Drug Administration)
- How to Find Reliable Drug Information Online (NC Health Info)
- Prescription Drugs & Medications (ConsumerReportsHealth.org)
- FDA Approved Drugs(CenterWatch)
- US Food and Drug Administration
- Health Insurance (NC Health Info)
- Herbs & Supplements (NC Health Info)
- North Carolina Medicaid and Health Choice Preferred Drug List (NC Division of Medical Assistance)
- Dispose of Unneeded Medications (NC Department of Justice)
- How to Use the Internet to Find & Understand Clinical Trials (NC Health Info)
Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy. For tips on selecting additional apps for exercise and physical activity, please review this tipsheet.
This mobile site lets you search for drug information by name, category, popularity, generic brands, and other characteristics. Free.
This app contains a database of more than 1,700 medical eponyms (diseases or drugs named after people or things). Free. iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, mobile website.
This app provides access to the lowest prices for prescription drugs at more than 75,000 pharmacies. It also includes coupons and savings tips. Free. iOS, Android, mobile website.
Pillbox aids in the identification of unknown pills (oral solid dosage form medications). It combines images of pills with appearance and other information. Free. Mobile website.
Polyglot Med Spanish offers immediate audio translation of over 3,000 common words, phrases and assessment questions from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. Free. iOS, Android.
Resources selected by Beverly Murphy, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives.
Last reviewed April 6, 2018