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FDA Information and Prescribing Information

The Food and Drug Administration website provides a variety of useful resources related to medication prescribing at, including this series on drug safety:

Staying up-to-date about prescription medications requires access to high-quality resources. The Physician’s Desk Reference (PDR) is an excellent source, but may not be available in every practice setting. Here are two examples of free reputable online sources:

  • Through the National Library of Medicine, provided as public service without any ads, at, you can access the full prescribing information for most brand and generic drugs, including package insert information.
  • An online version of the Physician’s Desk Reference is available free of charge at for users who complete a simple registration process. The online PDR also provides free CME credits on product labeling and drug alerts.