Drugs & Pharmaceuticals

Pill and capsule in blister packagingDrugs 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.

Mobile Apps & Tools

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 click here.

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 is a search engine designed to help patients, caregivers and health care providers learn more about the resources available through the various biopharmaceutical industry programs

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.

 

Resources selected by Beverly Murphy, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives.
Last reviewed September 9, 2019

Last updated September 9, 2019 at 4:23 pm