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Choosing Wisely | http://www.choosingwisely.org/
Nonprofit collaboration of over 70 major medical organizations that reviews evidence on tests and treatments that are overused and should be avoided. Promotes conversations between clinicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is: supported by evidence, not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received, free from harm, and truly necessary.
- - Patient Pamphlets for Canadians https://choosingwiselycanada.org/patient-pamphlets
Also, has a free downloadable app for Apple and Android devices
Consumer Lab | https://www.consumerlab.com/
Independent testing on nutritional products.
Consumer Reports | https://www.consumerreports.org
Reviews and evaluates both alternative and conventional treatments and products.
Drugs.com | https://www.drugs.com/
Information on medications, pill identifier, interactions checker and more.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Educational Resources | https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-information-consumers/educational-resources-alphabetical-list
Health Canada: Licensed National Health Products Database | https://health-products.canada.ca/lnhpd-bdpsnh/index-eng.jsp
Website maintained by the government of Canada. It contains information about natural health products that have been issued a product license by Health Canada. It includes information on vitamin and mineral supplements, herb and plant-based remedies, traditional medicines such as Traditional Chinese Medicines or Ayurvedic (Indian) Medicines, homeopathic medicines, and many everyday consumer products.
- - Drugs, Health and Supplements https://medlineplus.gov/druginformation.html
- - Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine https://medlineplus.gov/webeval/webeval.html
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine | https://nccih.nih.gov/
A government agency providing research-based info.
National Institute on Aging: Safe Use of Medications for Older Adults | https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/safe-use-medicines-older-adults
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database | https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/
Clinical data on approximately 90,000 herbal products, dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, homeopathic products, Ayurvedic medicines, complementary alternative medicines, integrative therapies, alternative treatments (such as acupuncture), traditional Chinese medicines products, and other natural remedies as well as a Natural Product / Drug Interaction Checker.
The Public Health Agency of Canada: A-Z Index | https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/a-z.html
US Preventive Services Task Force | https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/
An independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine that provide critical reviews of various screening tests and medical treatments for both professionals and consumers
- - Information for consumers https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Tools/ConsumerInfo/Index/information-for-consumers
WebMD: Drugs and Medications A to Z | https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/index
Griffith, H. Winter, and Stephen W. Moore. Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs, 2018-2019. New York: Perigee Books, 2019.