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Topic Guide - Nursing
Resources to help with research, study and learning about nursing theory.
FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to maintain and improve their health. FDA also has responsibility for regulating the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health and to reduce tobacco use by minors. Finally, FDA plays a significant role in the Nation’s counterterrorism capability. FDA fulfills this responsibility by ensuring the security of the food supply and by fostering development of medical products to respond to deliberate and naturally emerging public health threats.
The Drug Information Portal covers 53,093 drugs from the time that they are in clinical trials, through their U.S. FDA approval, and then on to the marketplace. The coverage includes:
Resources hosted by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) such as MedlinePlus, ClinicalTrials.gov, DailyMed, and Dietary Supplements Label Database, and HSDB and LactMed as well as outside resources such as Drugs@FDA, the FDA Substance Registration System and AIDSinfo.
Drugs with official generic name status such as USAN (United States Adopted Name) or INN (International Nonproprietary Name).
Drugs which have Categories extracted from the NLM MeSH Pharmacological Action data.
We cover many drugs from countries other than the U.S., however we do not cover them completely. We also do not cover all experimental drugs, or untested folk remedies if they are not covered by the sources above.
Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, this site provides additional links to drug updates, patient teaching, weekly herbal features, tools to be used in patient care (requires free registration), links to agencies, organizations and companies, reference books, and news summaries.
This center under the National Institutes of Health http://www.nih.gov provides access to health information, research, clinical trials and news about complementary and alternative medicine , including herbal supplements.
The American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ASCPT) was founded in 1900, and consists of over 2,100 professionals committed to promoting and advancing the science and practice of human pharmacology and therapeutics for the benefit of patients and society. The Society is the largest scientific and professional organization serving the discipline of clinical pharmacology.
The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) is a 4,800 member scientific society whose members conduct basic and clinical pharmacological research and work for academia, government, large pharmaceutical companies, small biotech companies, and even non-profit organizations.