Understand some basic terminology used in relation to drugs
Locate and search reliable drug information databases
Know when drug company pages are useful resources
First determine the kind of information you need.
Information from other countries is valid worldwide.
Drug companies are NEVER reliable sources of information.
Drug companies are ALWAYS reliable sources of information.
Even if I spell the drug name incorrectly, I can find it.
Myths About pharmacists: from the American Pharmaceutical Association (new window)
The greater majority of professional level drug information is not on the Web. The chemical composition of drugs is also not on the Web. For that kind of information, a trip to the library to use the Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR), Drug Facts and Comparisons, and the United States Pharmacopeia is essential.