January 2006, Volume 36 Number 1 , p 28 - 28
LONG, CAROL O. RN, PhD
WITH NEW PRESCRIPTION and over-the-counter medications coming on the market daily, you need to frequently update your knowledge. Many Web sites are a great source for up-to-the-minute information. Tap into the following examples to learn about new drugs, indications, adverse reactions, warnings, interactions, and more.
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug
The CDER, a part of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), provides myriad services ranging from information about newly approved drugs to regulatory guidance. The Web site offers links to new prescription drug approvals, prescription drug information, drug information pages (which feature information about drugs in the news, such as antidepressants, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and estrogen), consumer drug information, over-the-counter information, drug safety, and adverse reactions.
The CDER also provides valuable information on clinical ...