FamilyWize provides free price-lookups for generic and brand name drugs. The site also offers a free prescription savings card that can be used at any pharmacy. This website is useful for consumers who want to compare pharmacies to find competitive prescription drug prices.
PharmacyChecker.com allows users to compare prescription drug prices at verified online pharmacies. Also included is a brief summary of each drug. Commercial bias may limit which pharmacies are included, since they are required to pay a fee to be listed on the website.
This recommended section of WebMD collects information on the thousands of medications available to the public today. Topics discussed included uses, side effects, precautions, interactions, overdose procedures, images, and user reviews. There is also informaton on vitamins & supplements, including uses, side effects, interactions, and dosing.
Up & Away is an educational website that promotes the safe storage of medications, outlining six easy steps to protect children from accidental poisoning. The website is a good resource for tips on how to keep children safe from ingesting dangerous medications around the home and while traveling.
MedlinePlus - Kidneys and Urinary System provides access to information related to kidney & urinary tract disease, focusing on diagnosis, symptoms, prevention, and treatment. The section includes a medical encyclopedia and links to a variety outside resources that help anyone seeking information about a wide range of kidney & urinary tract diseases. This MedlinePlus section is recommended for information provided by some of the most authoritative and reputable sources in the medical field.
The Choosing Your Treatment Team page of the American Cancer Society compiles many databases and directories to help people searching for the best hospitals, healthcare facilities, and physicians to treat cancer. There are also sections specific to children and caregivers & families, and general information about understanding a cancer diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outlook. This website is highly recommended as a good introductory resource for those seeking basic guides on accessing and understanding cancer treatment.
MedlinePlus uses this page to provide a comprehensive overview of prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, and herbal supplements. The drug information is uniformly well-sourced, easy to understand, and geared to a wide variety of audiences.
CVS Health Information Center has an extensive range of information about general health and wellness, drugs, tests, procedures, and surgeries. There are also more than 150 in-depth articles about common medical problems. The site is recommended to anyone who wants understandable, accurate, and updated information about virtually any health topic.
UpToDate is recommended as a physician-level health information and research. This section allows patients and caregivers to search, but not browse, the consumer health content for information available for free. Although topics here are covered in good depth, most of the more detailed information is only available to subscribers.
The People's Pharmacy, run by a duo of syndicated newspaper columnists, provides information on common prescription drug interactions and side effects along with possible supplemental alternatives. There is also information about generic drugs, drug withdrawal, and home remedies. It is a recommended health resource, but readers should be aware of the site's commercial motive to the content.