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AACP (AACP) is the national organization representing pharmacy education in the United States. The mission of the Association is to both represent and be an advocate for all segments of the academic community in the profession of pharmacy. AACP is comprised of all accredited colleges and schools with pharmacy degree programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, including approximately 50,000 professional degree students, 3,900 students enrolled in graduate studies and more than 5,500 full-time faculty.

Centerwatch Drug Directories
This database contains a listing of drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sale in the United States. The database is searchable by year or by medical area. Drug information typically includes the drug name, approval status, indication of use, and clinical trial results.

ClinicalTrials.gov
This site is part of the National Library of Medicine and is a service of the National Institutes of Health. It links users with over 7,200 clinical studies worldwide in a variety of medial specialties. Studies can be identified by condition/disease, drug, sponsor, location, and a number of other factors. (Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill)

Drugs@FDA
This database catalogs all US FDA approved drugs, including both prescription and over the counter medications, with information about equivalent products, active ingredients, label information, and each drug's approval history. (Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill)

ePocrates
This popular free drug reference program provides regularly updated information on commonly prescribed medications including adult and pediatric dosing, drug interactions, adverse reactions, cost/packaging, regimens and tables, and formularies. Supplementary products are available for

Films on Demand
Films on Demand is a web-based video delivery service that allows users the ability to view thousands of streaming educational videos and Film Clips. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, and create personalize folders. purchase. (Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill)

Food and Drug Administration(FDA)
The mission of the FDA is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, and monitoring products for continued safety after they are in use.

IBIDS Database
The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is pleased to announce that a new PubMed® subset, "Dietary Supplements," is now available. It succeeds the International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database which was a collaboration between the ODS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library.

Legal Information Institute: Overview of Food and Drug Law
Cornell University's Legal Information Institute has put together this web site devoted to finding legal information on the web. The section on Food and Drug Law contains hyperlinks to federal and state drug statutes, regulations and decisions.

LexisNexis Academic
Provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications. Access over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. The news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources. The Company Dossier module retrieves detailed company information and financial performance measures and can identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.

Mayo Clinic Drugs & Supplements
The Mayo Clinic presents drug information from the MICROMEDEX Patient Care Leaflets. There is also an archive of Drug Watch articles and information on herbals and supplements from Natural Standard. (Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill)

MedlinePlus: Drugs, Supplements, & Herbal Information
This database contains information for common supplements and herbs from Natural Standard. Information includes dosing, evidence-based uses, and cautions. It is geared towards use by the general public. The Mayo Clinic Drugs & Supplements page also includes listings from the Natural Standard Drug Guide. (Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill)
Medscape http://www.medscape.com/ Medscape is a free resource for Physicians, featuring Free CME (Continuing Medical Education), medical journal articles, MEDLINE, medical news, review articles, journal commentary, expert columns, patient education articles, book reviews, and more;

National Guideline Clearinghouse
This site is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. NGC is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (formerly the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research) in partnership with the American Medical Association and the American Association of Health Plans. (Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill)

NCI Investigational Drugs - Status of Compounds
Designed to provide those involved in various phases of drug development with chemical and physical data on compounds which are past or current development candidates in the Developmental Therapeutics Program, Division of Cancer Treatment Diagnosis and Centers, National Cancer Institute. These range from agents which have only just entered the development pipeline to those which are available commercially. (Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill)

New Medicines in Development Database
Provided by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, this database contains information on pharmaceutical products in the research and testing phase. Information has been obtained through government and industry sources based upon the latest information but may not be comprehensive. The database can be searched by disease, indication or drug. (Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill)

NC Health Info
NC Health Info is an online guide to web sites of quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina. Designed to meet the needs and interests of North Carolinians, NC Health Info leads users to resources that are reliable and easy to understand. Links on NC Health Info are selected and maintained by North Carolina librarians.

Orphan Drug Act of 1983
Developing a new drug is extremely expensive, especially as an estimated 4 out of 5 products that undergo clinical testing never reach the marketplace. One study estimated the price tag for developing a new molecular entity to be $500 million. Even if a drug has therapeutic merit, that does not guarantee commercial success and a return on the investment. Demographics also play a major role, with some patients with rare diseases or conditions becoming therapeutic "orphans" in the highly competitive, free trade environment. The Orphan Drug Act of 1983 was designed to lessen these problems by providing incentives for manufacturers to develop and market drugs intended to treat or prevent medical conditions that affect fewer than 200,000 people. (Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill)

PhRMA: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
This site contains many useful statistical tidbits pertaining to the pharmaceutical industry, including collective R&D expenditures and sales for member companies.

ProQuest Family Health via Proquest Company
This database includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source via ProQuest Company
This database offers reliable, comprehensive coverage of the fields of nursing and allied health including journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more.

PsycINFO
From the American Psychological Association (APA), contains more than 2 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. The database also includes information about the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law and others.

PubMed
PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites

Questions and Answers about Investigational Drugs
On the non-profit Patient Advocate Foundation website, this tutorial answers many questions on the process of drug approval. It is rewritten from the original NCI list, and supplies the reader with a common language description of the process. There is information for the consumer on how to get investigational drugs and warning associated with them. This also includes links to cancer trials websites, investigational drug resources, and other related sites. (Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill)

RefWorks
An online research management, writing and collaboration tool and it is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies.

RegSource.com
RegSource.com provides regulatory affairs information from agencies such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA), Canada's Health Protection Branch (HPB) and other international regulatory bodies. Some of the information provided are Federal Register notices indexed by subject area, links to regulatory guidance documents, laws and regulations.

RxList
This site contains a large number of drug FAQ's/patient monographs, Tabor's Medical Encyclopedia, and information on alternative medicines and common diseases. Information may be located via a search or by browsing the categories. There are also a number of community discussion boards for specific drugs or diseases. (Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill)

Science Direct
An advanced web delivery system for scientific, technical, and medical information, Science Direct provides over 2,500 journals and over 6,000 books covering all areas of science, medicine, and the social sciences.

SciFinder Scholar
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SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows college students and faculty to access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more!

Therapeutics Initiative: Evidence Based Drug Therapy
The Therapeutics Initiative was established in 1994 by the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in cooperation with the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia to provide physicians and pharmacists with up to date, evidence based, practical information on rational drug therapy. (Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill)

US FDA Index to Drug-Specific Information
This website contains consumer information documents on drugs approved since 1998 by the US Food & Drug Administration. Datasheets are based on the approved package inserts for medications, and include dosage information, contraindications, approved use(s), producer's contact information, and a link to the PDF image of the approved label for the drug. (Health Sciences Library, UNC - Chapel Hill