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Patient Resources Page

Pharmaceutical, regulatory, medical, and other information for patients about prescription drugs and side effects.

Pharmaceutical

PDRhealth.com
Based on most trusted database of prescription drug information, Physicians’ Desk Reference.

Drug Interaction Checker
Program alerts patients to some drug-drug interaction possibilities when taking two or more prescription drugs.

ConsumerMedSafety.org
A portal of information provided by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.


Regulatory

FDA MedWatch
MedWatch is the U.S. FDA site for safety information on prescription drugs and other medical products.

Health Canada MedEffect
Health Canada’s MedEffect site provides drug product safety announcements and other information for patients.


Medical

Here is some medical information about strokes, or cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionthe Mayo Clinic and the U.S. National Institute of Health’s MedLine Plus.

Here is some medical information about heart attacks, or myocardial infarctions (MI), from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionthe Mayo Clinic and the U.S. National Institute of Health’s MedLine Plus.

Here is some medical information about pulmonary embolisms / pulmonary embolus (PE) from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionthe Mayo Clinic and the U.S. National Institute of Health’s MedLine Plus.

Here is some medical information about deep vein thrombosis / deep venous thrombosis (DVT) from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionthe Mayo Clinic and the U.S. National Institute of Health’s MedLine Plus.

Here is some medical information about heart failure from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionthe Mayo Clinic and the U.S. National Institute of Health’s MedLine Plus.

Here is some medical information about kidney/renal failure from the Mayo Clinic and the U.S. National Institute of Health’s MedLine Plus.

Here is some medical information about chronic kidney disease from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionthe Mayo Clinic and the U.S. National Institute of Health’s MedLine Plus.

Here is some medical information about acute kidney injuries from the Mayo Clinic and the U.S. National Institute of Health’s MedLine Plus.

Here is some medical information about liver failure from the Mayo Clinic and the U.S. National Institute of Health’s MedLine Plus.

Here is some medical information about drug-induced hepatitis from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionthe Mayo Clinic and the U.S. National Institute of Health’s MedLine Plus.

Here is some medical information about diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) from the Mayo Clinic and the U.S. National Institute of Health’s MedLine Plus.

Here is some medical information about melanoma from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionthe Mayo Clinic and the U.S. National Institute of Health’s MedLine Plus.


Other

Reporting Adverse Drug Reactions To The FDA MedWatch Program
MedWatch is an FDA program for reporting “serious reactions” resulting from a prescription medication.

The Learned Intermediary Rule: What It Means In Failure-to-Warn Pharmaceutical Products Liability Drug Injury Lawsuits
The learned intermediary rule means that the duty imposed on pharmaceutical companies to warn about side effects associated with their prescription drug only runs to prescribing doctors, not patients.

Patient Medical Records Copying Cost Statutes
State statutes that control what amount can be charged when patient requests their own medical records in U.S.

Individuals’ Right under HIPAA to Access their Health Information
A summary of an individual’s rights to their health information and list of FAQ’s, prepared by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

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