Healthy Santa Cruz County - Prescriptions, Drugs & Medications



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  • Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs
    Special features: More than 15 easy-to-read reports available analyzing the effectiveness, safety and cost of commonly used prescription drugs; review of Medicare Drug Benefit; tips for safe use of medications; Spanish and text enlargement available. From: Consumers Union.
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  • Drug Digest
    Special features: Reviews of more than 1500 medications, supplements and herbs; interaction checker; side-effect comparison; interactive tools; e-bulletin updates; RxSpeak, an innovative online forum for voicing opinions on prescription-related topics. From: Express Scripts.
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  • Drug InfoNet
    Special features: Drug information section offers official package inserts and patient package inserts - search by brand name, generic name, manufacturer or therapeutic class. From: DrugInfoNet.
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  • Drugs, Supplements and Herbs - MedlinePlus
    Special features: Search by generic or brand name; link to FDA drug warnings, recalls and product safety information. From: NLM / NIH. See also: Over-the-Counter Medications - MedlinePlus
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  • Drugs.com
    Special features: Fast, easy searching of over 24,000 approved medications by medication name or medical condition; pill identifier; medical encyclopedia; drug interaction checker. From: PDR, Cerner-Multum and Thomson Micromedex, three independent medical-information suppliers.
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  • Needy Meds
    Special features: Information for people needing help with cost of medicine or other healthcare expenses; links to patient assistance programs, government programs, discount drug cards and more. From: NeedyMeds, Inc.
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  • RxList
    Special features: Advanced Search option is searchable by keyword or drug name, and will provide interactions, pill ID, patient information sheet, etc. from single search; Top 300 drugs of previous year; discussion boards; limited coverage of herbs and supplements. From: RxList, Inc.
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Databases

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center
    Provides health-related information from more than 700 health/medical journals and hundreds of pamphlets (many with full text), 2,200 magazines, and various reference sources.