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50Plus - Drugs & Medications
Information about prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, including cost comparisons, potential drug interactions, and safe use recommendations.
- Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
Consumer Reports offers free unbiased analysis covering hundreds of prescription drugs. Search by disease or drug name. Also money saving tips, drug reports/alerts, and recommended best buys.
- Drug Information: FDA
Consumer information sheets and package inserts for more than 150 commonly-prescribed medications approved by the US Food & Drug Administration.
- Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adults
Advice about taking medicines safely from the US Food & Drug Administration. Topics include: dangers of drug and food interactions, medication side effects, and ways in which drugs may affect people in different ways as they age; also provides specific questions to ask your doctor when new medications are prescribed.
Information about pharmaceutical manufacturers which have special programs to assist people who can't afford to buy the drugs they need; also covers patient assistance programs, state and federal government programs, and more.
- RxList: Internet Drug Index
Offers detailed and current pharmaceutical information about hundreds of brand and generic drugs. Search by brand name, generic name, or category. Site also features symptom-checker and other health tools, e-newsletter, message boards and alternative medicine coverage (topics here include: Western Herbs, Chinese Herbal Remedies, and Homeopathy). From: WebMD.
Tease Your Brain!
People Trivia: Can you identify these famous people?
- Who was known as the "Singing Cowboy" (Gene Autry or Roy Rogers)?
- Pharmacist Caleb Bradham invented what popular soft drink (Pepsi or Coke)?
- Who was the first licensed female glider pilot (Amelia Earhart or Anne Morrow Lindbergh)?