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Dictionary of Medicinal Drugs Companion Website

Medicinal Drugs

Web links

Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically by the relevant dictionary entries:

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Bandolier: evidence-based information on medicines and other interventions for both professionals and consumers.

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BestTreatments: latest research evidence about the effectiveness of thousands of drugs and other treatments. Developed by the British Medical Journal in partnership with NHS Direct.

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British National Formulary: up-to-date, authoritative information for health-care professionals regarding the selection, prescribing, and administration of medicines. The BNF is a joint publication of the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

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ClinicalTrials: an online registry of research trials organized by the US National Institutes of Health. Many health-care journals now demand that trials of medicines and other interventions are registered at ClinicalTrials as a prerequisite for publication.

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Cochrane Collaboration: systematic evidence-based reviews of medicines and other interventions; mainly for professionals, but with plain-language summaries for laypeople.

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Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d): a database hosted by the Prescription Pricing Division of the NHS Business Services Authority.

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Electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC): up-to-date information on medicines licensed for use in the UK. Content is supplied by pharmaceutical companies and checked by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) or the European Medicines Agency.

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Medicine Guides: up-to-date information on most medicines currently available in the UK: developed by the Medicines Information Project in partnership with NHS Direct.

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NetDoctor Medicines Database: an A-Z listing of some 3000 branded and generic medicines.

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NHS Direct Online: an A-Z guide to common medical conditions including information on the generic drugs typically prescribed for their treatment.

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X-PIL: an online compendium of the Patient Information Leaflets included with UK medicines. These are also made available in formats designed for the blind or visually impaired.