February 15, 2012 (Vol. 32, No. 4)

URL:
http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov

Rating:
Strong Points: Clearly presented information
Weak Points: Cannot browse entries

Summary:

Have you had your dose of DailyMed yet today? This is the place to go if you want information about marketed drugs, such as their FDA labels. DailyMed takes information from these labels and reformats them to be nicely organized and easy to read. Additionally, this website contains the most up-to-date information submitted to the FDA, including items that are currently under review. There are over 28,000 drugs included in the database. Unfortunately, there is no option to simply browse the entries. Instead, users must enter a search term. (Entering a search term does, however, prompt a drop-down menu of drugs with related names.) There are 18 drug label sections (such as clinical pharmacology and adverse reactions), though not all of these sections appear for every entry. If you are looking to acquire a lot of information quickly, there is an option to download the files containing all drug labels.