DrugPatentWatch

Rating: Good

Strong Points: Free materials are helpful and available for individuals.

Weak points: Website overall is geared toward servicing large pharmaceutical companies.

DrugPatentWatch is a former honoree of Best of the Web, but some new additions to their website make it worth checking out again. Since its last appearance in this column, DrugPatentWatch has added new training modules designed to help you find your next blockbuster. The course walks users through the various stages of drug discovery and development, starting with the early stages of discovery and testing, covering how to navigate through regulatory approval, and ending with information about how newly approved medications are released to consumers. In addition to the new training, DrugPatentWatch now also offers free PDFs of FDA Orange Books, which are a great resource for browsing approved drug products, that users can access and peruse through. The website mainly focuses on promoting its paid services to pharmaceutical companies, but the free resources available for individuals to try are worth giving this site another visit.