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Category: General Health

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) MedWatch

Medwatch provides a mechanism for consumers, health professionals, and manufacturers to report serious reactions with medications and medical devices.

Healthfinder

This web site can lead you to selected on-line publications, clearinghouses, databases, and support and self-help groups as well as to government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.

MedicineNet

Produced by a network of doctors, this site includes news and perspectives, treatment updates, health facts, a medical dictionary, and a pharmacy indexing commonly used prescriptions and over-the-counter.

Medline Plus

This site provides free access to more than 9 million journal citations in MEDLINE and related databases as well as links to self-help groups and information on ongoing clinical trials.

Medscape

Primarily targeted toward professionals, the web site also offers a wealth of information that can be useful for family members and consumers. The news articles on mental health are comprehensive.

PhRMA

An organization representing approximately 100 U.S. pharmaceutical companies "that have a primary commitment to pharmaceutical research." The web site includes information on new medicines, and lists.

PubMed

Another link to millions of medical articles. The search engine at the site enables the user to access citations which are often linked to full-text journals.