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Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs
Drug Information Portal
A gateway to information from the National Library of Medicine and other U.S. government agencies on more than 95,800 drugs. It includes prescription and nonprescription drugs, dietary supplements and investigational drugs. Search by generic or brand name. A section titled Drug Information for the Public is included.
Drugs, Herbs and Supplements
Information on prescription and over-the-counter medicines as well as herbs and supplements. From the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus website.
Tracks prescription drug prices and offers discount coupons. Find the best price at a pharmacy in your area.
A nonprofit organization that helps individuals find low-cost patient assistance programs for prescription medicines, discount prescription drug card programs and more. You can search for programs by a drug's brand or generic name or by pharmaceutical company name. Information is also available in Spanish.
Alcohol's Effects on Health
Discusses topics such as what is a standard drink, drinking levels, alcohol facts and statistics, binge drinking, alcohol use disorder, alcohol's effects on the body, hangovers, women and drinking, college and underage drinkers and how to get help. From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Learn the facts about the most used drugs. Each drug page includes a brief overview, street and clinical names, the effects of the drug on the brain and body, statistics and trends, and relevant publications and articles. From the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
NIDA for Teens
Science-based information on teen drug use and its effects. Designed for teens, parents and teachers by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.