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Drugs.com

Drugs.com is recommended as a high quality source of drug information for patients and providers. Visitors can expect to find accessible clinical information on over 24,000 prescription and OTC drugs. There are also patient reviews to provide a more personal look at drug efficacy.

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Review Date: 3/12/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

Very easy to navigate if looking for basic information on a specific medication. Locating other information is more complicated, as waivers are required to check drug interaction and pill identification.

Visual Design

The homepage is chaotic, with multiple sidebars, dozens of links, and too many choices. There's also many distracting pop-up advertisements and relatively few images across the site.

Quality

For current information on drug safety and patient experiences, few resources are as high-quality as Drugs.com. Excellent clinical and consumer coverage of virtually every prescription and OTC medicine in circulation today.

Credibility

Dates of review and revision are included on every page, and the site as a whole is updated often. Pages also publish the professional references used to generate the content, these coming from highly credible sources like the FDA, Wolters Kluwer, etc.

Pros

  1. A-Z drug index includes over 24,000 prescription and OTC drugs
  2. Drug profiles include clinical information as well as user reviews to add a personal touch
  3. Enormous amount of detailed and well-researched information about virtually any drug/medication
  4. Clear navigation between the site's many different areas

Cons

  1. Cluttered homepage lacks a professional look
  2. Except for the homepage, there are many advertisements present across the website

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: The Drugsite Trust, a privately-held trust administered by two New Zealand Pharmacists

Accreditations: HON seal (Jan. 2018), TRUSTe certified privacy

Additional Features: Pill-identifier, discount drug card, news, Q&A, support groups, videos, newsletters, slideshows

Languages: English, Spanish

Contact: privacy@drugs.com

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