Journal of Southern Academic and Special Librarianship (1999)

ISSN: 1525-321X

Drug, Pharmaceutical, and Pharmacy-Related Sites:
A Webliography of Core Sites

Paul G Haschak
Library
Southeastern Louisiana University
flib1087@selu.edu

The World Wide Web (WWW) increasingly is becoming an important learning, teaching, and research tool for teachers and students, alike, who are seeking useful drug, pharmaceutical, and pharmacy-related sites on the Web, for their research. However, the seemingly inexhaustible number of WWW links can be daunting even to the most experienced Web user.

The following is presented specifically for educators and students seeking a concise, annotated core list of WWW links on pharmaceutical, drug, and pharmacy-related topics:

American Association of College Pharmacy. AACP news, bulletins, and news releases. Also links to U.S. schools of pharmacy, to a world list of pharmacy schools, and to professional associations and organizations. WWW Access: http://www.aacp.org/

Antibiotic Guide. Antimicrobial Use Guidelines, 8th Edition, is a hypertext antibiotic guide. Search alphabetically by drug, by class, by organism, by empiric therapy by site, or by anti microbial treatment of HIV infected patient. Topics in the appendices include prevention of bacterial endo-carditis, pediatric dosing with cost per day, intra-peritoneal drug administration, surgical prophylaxis, and initial therapy for tuberculosis in the era of multi-drug resistance. WWW Access: http://www.medsch.wisc.edu/clinsci/amcg/amcg.html

ChemFinder. A chemical search engine. “Enter a chemical name, CAS number, molecular formula, or molecular weight.” WWW Access: http://chemfinder.camsoft.com

Chemical Trials. “Clinical Trials Listing Service.”TM Information related to clinical trials. Includes “Patient Resources” and “Industry Professional Resources.” WWW Access: http://www.centerwatch.com/MAIN.HTM

DoseCalc Online. Online program “to assist U.S. oncology healthcare professionals in calculating individual patient doses for oncology regimes.” More than 120 standard, referenced oncology regimes. WWW Access: http://www.meds.com/DChrome.html

Drug InfoNet. Information and links on healthcare and pharmaceutical-related topics. Official Package Inserts and Patient Package Inserts provide information on pharmaceuticals--from the pharmaceutical manufacturers--by brand or generic name. Also, has “individual disease descriptions, articles, news, and support groups and links.” WWW Access: http://www.druginfonet.com/druginfo.htm

Drug Topics. Online news magazine for pharmacists. Features include news flashes, new products, cover stories, articles, and links. WWW Access: http://www.drugtopics.com

Eurdanet. Network services for the European Union Pharmacy Regulatory Sector. Access EMEA, the European agency, for the evaluation of medicinal products. WWW Access: http://www.eudra.org/en_home.htm

General Drug Resources for the Consumer. Links from The Mining Co. Guide for Pharmacology. WWW Access: http://pharmacology.miningco.com/msubgen.htm

General Drug Resources for the Professional. More links from The Mining Co Guide for Pharmacology. WWW Access: http://pharmacology.miningco.com/msubpro.htm

Glaxo Wellcome. News, healthcare, science. “Useful and informative.” WWW Access: http://www.glaxowellcome.co.uk/home.html

Health A to Z. Internet navigational tool and information resource in health and medicine. WWW Access: http://www.healthatoz.com/categories/PC.htm

HealthGuide. Check out their pharmacy section. WWW Access: http://www.healthguide.com

HealthTouch. Discover drug information, a pharmacy search, a health resource directory, health information, and product information. WWW Access: http://www.healthtouch.com/level1/P_dri.htm

HEALTHWEB. Hot links! WWW Access: http://thorplus.lib.purdue.edu/hw/

Internet Self-Assessment in Pharmacology. Source of drug information. WWW Access: http://www.university.com/ISAP/

Johns Hopkins InteliHEALTH. News, links to organizations, drugs and health information. Features quick health search and their more detailed “targeted search, which includes MEDLINE.” WWW Access: http://www.intelihealth.com

Mayo PharmaCenter. “Daily news on diseases, treatment, drugs, diet, etc.” WWW Access: http://www.mayohealth.org

MCW & FMLH Drug Formulary. Medical College of Medicine. Search Drug Formulary by entering a brand or generic name. WWW Access: http://www.intmed.mcw.edu/drug.html

Medicine Net. Departments include diseases & treatment (A to Z index), pharmacy drugs (A to Z index), medical dictionary, first aid emergencies, poison control centers, medical news archives, and health fact archives. WWW Access: http://www.medicinenet.com

Merck. Links to news, products, publications, including searchable online versions of The Merck Manual of Medical Information and The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. WWW Access: http://www.merck.com

OnHealth. First, click on “Resources,” then click on “USP Drug Database.” WWW Access: http://www.onhealth.com

Online Medical & Pharmacy Journals. Links to journals. WWW Access: http://www.erols.com/lpincock/medical.htm

PDR Page. Drug profiles. WWW Access: http://www.healthsquare.com/drugmain.htm

Pharmacy Times. Online magazine for pharmacists. “Leads the way on pharmacy issues.” Also, supplies links to informational sources. WWW Access: http://www.pharmacytimes.com

PharmaInfoNet. Latest news on drugs and health. Has a generic name database and a trade name database. Includes a pharmaceutical manufacturer's directory. Check out their HomePage. WWW Access: http://pharminfo.com/

PharmWeb. Their mission is to serve the patient and the health professional. Contains information and links, including patient information on the use of drugs and medicine. The PharmSearch database and the PharmWeb discussion forum are searchable. WWW Access: http://www.pharmweb.net

PhRMA. Find out about drugs in development, industry facts and figures, etc. WWW Access: http://www.phrma.org

Poisons--Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. Toxic substances information. ATSDR is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site includes health advisories & alerts. Search the HazDat (hazardous substance release/health effects database). WWW Access: http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/

Poisons Information. Informational database. WWW Access: http://vhp.nus.sg/PID/

RxList. Search by drug name. Find actions, interactions, and brands. WWW Access: http://www.rxlist.com

Street Terms for Drugs. Searchable online dictionary of street drug slang. WWW Access: http://www.drugs.indiana.edu/slang/home.html

U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Drug information direct from the FDA. WWW Access: http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug.htm

U.S. Pharmacist. Online version of the professional journal. WWW Access: http://www.uspharmacist.com

U.S. Pharmacopeia. Drug, nutritional, and therapeutics information for healthcare professionals and patients. WWW Access: http://www.usp.org/did/index.htm

Virtual Drug Store. “Your one-stop reference guide to the latest in pharmaceuticals.” WWW Access: http://www.virtualdrugstore.com

Virtual Library Pharmacy. Search the Virtual Library Pharmacy pages. WWW Access: http://www.pharmacy.org

Virtual Pharmacy Center. An extensive list of links! WWW Access: http://www-sci.lib.uci.edu/~martindale/Pharmacy.html

World Wide Drugs. More links. WWW Access: http://community.net/~neils/new.html


Citation Format

Haschak, Paul G. (1999). Drug, Pharmaceutical, and Pharmacy-Related Sites: A Webliography of Core Sites. Journal of Southern Academic and Special Librarianship: 01 [iuicode: http://www.icaap.org/iuicode?62.01.01.02]