Easy-to-understand Consumer Information Sheets listing more than 1,200 Australian medicines are found here. They include information on side effects, drug purpose, how the drug works, interactions with other medicines, necessary precautions, how to use the drug and how to store it safely.
(National Prescribing Service - NPS)
A comprehensive list of all the medicines available under the Australian government subsidised scheme. Also includes generic brands for each drug, what each drug is approved for, the various strengths available, as well as the price.
(Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme - PBS)
A thorough list of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and glossary of terms. Evidence-based, this US government website provides the latest information on a wide range of complementary medicines and treatments.
(National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM)
A comprehensive look at the regulation of medicines and complementary medications can be found on this page. It also includes information about importing and exporting medicines, as well as a community Q & A.
Also included are medicine recalls, medicines and the internet, government warnings, travelling with medicines and safety advice for consumers.
(Therapeutic Goods Administration - TGA)
A free service providing information from a pharmacist on prescription, over-the-counter and complementary medicines.
(Medicines Line. Funded by the National Prescribing Service - NPS)