Drug Information Resources/medSask Recommended Internet Sites

(last updated August 2010)

bullet medSask Sask Flag
Provides consumer and professional drug information services.
Consumer Drug Information is a service for the public, funded by Saskatchewan Health, to encourage responsible use of medications, and supplement information and advice provided by pharmacists and physicians.
Healthcare Professional Drug Information is a service for pharmacists, physicians and other health care professionals throughout Saskatchewan. It is funded by grants from the province, SCP, CSHP, the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, donations from practitioners, and the pharmaceutical industry. http://medSask.usask.ca/  **to see their recommended sites, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

bullet The RxFiles Cdn Flag
Objective comparative drug information. www.rxfiles.ca

bullet MedEffect Canada: Adverse Reaction Database Cdn Flag
Computerized database that houses Canadian suspected adverse reactions which have been reported to Health Canada. The reports are for suspected adverse reactions to drugs and health products, such as prescription and non-prescription medication, natural health products and radiopharmaceuticals.. The Aadverse Reaction database only contains reports of reactions that have occurred in Canada with Canadian marketed health products, this online database is updated on a quarterly basis. www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/databasdon/index_e.html

bullet Health Canada: Advisories, Warnings and Recalls Cdn Flag
This web-page is intended to provide timely information for public advisories, both past and current; public warnings; and consumer product recalls, including foreign product alerts -- see page

bullet CADTH: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health Cdn Flag
National body that provides health care decision makers with credible, impartial advice and evidence-based information about the effectiveness & efficiency of drugs and other health technologies. Information is provided through three programs: Health Technology Assessment (HTA), the Common Drug Review (CDR) and the Canadian Optimal Medication Prescribing & Utilization Service (COMPUS). www.cadth.ca

bullet Be MedWise Cdn Flag
This site was created with the participation of the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and the Drug Information and Research Centre (DIRC).This site is part of a North American campaign educating Canadians about proper over-the-counter (OTC) drug use.  Website

bullet Drug Information Resources (Dalhousie University)
Reference resources particularly useful to pharmacists are organized under category headings. These resources were selected by the authors or by pharmacists and/or health professionals who have expertise in specialty areas. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.

medSask Recommended Internet Sites
Public Health Agency of Canada
CNN Health Page
Reuters Health
Doctor's Guide to the Internet
Medscape (free subscription)
Health Canada
National Library of Medicine (Medline/PubMed, Medlineplus, etc)
Drug Products Database (Health Canada)
CMA Infobase Clinical Practice Guidelines
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database on-line
The Alternative Medicine Homepage
The Health Quality Council (HQC)
An independent agency that measures and reports on quality of care in Saskatchewan, promotes improvement, and engages its partners in building a better health system. The HQC Website



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