General Links to Medication Information
and Reduced Fee Medication Program
Our Articles about Medication
consult your health care provider before taking medication.
We do not specifically endorse any particular medication.
General Links to Information about Medication
This site lists most of the psychiatric medications and allows one to search
by a number of factors including precautions, dosage, and indications. Not
funded by pharmaceutical companies
Dr. Ivan Goldberg is a psychiatrist who has been active on the web in
psychopharmacology related sites. This site has a large amount of
information on psychiatric disorders and psychiatric medication. Dr. Ivan
does not use commercial support for this site.
Quackwatch, Inc., a member of Consumer Federation of America, is a nonprofit
corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads,
and fallacies. Its primary focus is on
quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get
The Merck Manuals Onlineon Merck publishes medical manuals for
for consumers and separate manuals aimed at health care professionals. These
are well-organized and regularly updated. Merck also has veterinary manuals
available online too.
About.com articles and links related to childhood medications.
Desk Weekly Update of Medical Equipment and Pharmaceutical Companies
companies that manufacture pharmaceuticals and medical devices
Links to pharmaceutical journals that publish abstracts and full-text
This explanation of the drug approval process is sponsored by the Big Pharma,
an association of most of the major pharmaceutical companies operating in
the United States. It is very sympathetic to the role of the pharmaceutical
companies in developing medications.
Free Prescription Program
This NAMI site provides information on how to obtain free or reduced price
medication for low-income patients.
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance
A list of companies that provide this service and how to contact them (from
the pharmaceutical industry) This site provides access to many of the forms
that one needs to fill out to apply for free or reduced fee medications.
- Center Watch
This is a clearinghouse for information on clinical trials of new and
experimental medications. It also lists information on medications recently
approved by the FDA.
Use the drug database from CVS to look for potential interactions between
NOAH Guide to Psychiatric Medications.
Information on usual dosages, indications and side effects of many
Med Help: This site has
been online since the mid-1990s. It is oriented towards consumers and
includes forums for a variety of types of medical disorders.
The forums are generally moderated.
This page links to a vast number of medical and other health-sciences
libraries which have online URLs. A good aid to research.
Library of Medicine GatewayThis portal allows
searches across multiple databases for medical articles books and other
Psychoanalytic Resources Online Selected articles and books deling with
Psychoanalytic issues and controversies.
Educational Resources Information Center. This excellent site, sponsored by
the US Dept. of Education, links to over 30 Eric-sponsored web and gopher
sites dealing with education. It includes multiple ways to search the Eric
database, all from your computer!
The National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health
sponsors this site. It allows advanced searches of MedLine and many other
life science journals and resources. One can access articles as far back as
the 1950s. There are abstracts and links to sources for full text articles.
In some cases there may be a charge for full text articles.
Education Resources on the Internet”
This site makes an effort to compile information useful to professionals
dealing with a wide variety of special education needs. One particularly
useful area is the “Disability Products and Commercial Sites”. Using these
links, one can access a wide variety of links to products to help with
learning disabilities and other special needs. Some areas of this site
have links that are out of date.
The Virtual Hospital
The University of Iowa Hospital has been a source of medical
Search the National Institutes of Health site for their consensus statements
by subject. Some include on-line CME exam.
“NIH Consensus Development Conferences are convened to evaluate
available scientific information and resolve safety and efficacy issues
related to biomedical technology. The resultant NIH Consensus Statements are
intended to advance understanding of the technology or issue in question and
to be useful to health professionals and the public.
non-advocate, non-Federal panel of experts, based on (1) presentations by
investigators working in areas relevant to the consensus questions during a
2-day public session; (2) questions and statements from conference attendees
during open discussion periods that are part of the public session; and (3)
closed deliberations by the panel during the remainder of the second day and
morning of the third. This statement is an independent report of the panel
and is not a policy statement of the NIH or the Federal Government.”
NHelp Legal Research
Links to multiple legal search sites as well as links to selected government
agencies. This site is run by the National Health Law Program, a national
public interest law firm whose mission is to improve health care for
America’s working and unemployed poor, minorities, the elderly and people
Our Articles about Psychiatric Medication
- How to
Swallow a Pill
- Why Do
Medications Cause Side Effects?
and Medication: The Basics
Medication and AD/HD
Non-Stimulant Medications for AD/HD
Medications for AD/HD
Treatments for Depression
- Bipolar Disorder
- Don’t give out your name, address, telephone
number, school, passwords or other personal information.
- Don’t buy anything on the Internet unless your
parents say it’s OK.
- Don’t ever get together with someone you met
online unless your parents say it’s OK. Some people online may not be who
they say they are.
Internet sites change frequently and the sites
are written and monitored by many different people. Often it can be stimulating
to read about different points of view. We have included some sites which
present information from different perspectives. We cannot be responsible for
the opinions expressed on outside sites. Diagnosis and treatment should only be
done by a licensed professional. Some of these sites contain technical language
and descriptions which may not be understandable or appropriate for children.
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February 03, 2008