Parkinson's: Pharmaceuticals
(Drugs / Medications)

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Topic 17: parkinson's & pharmaceuticals (drugs / meds) & pharmacotherapy links
This site contains education and research URL's bookmarked by a Parkinson's patient. Nothing you read in these pages should be considered an endorsement or medical advice.

Quote: When Mayo Clinic's founders began practicing medicine
in the late 1800s, these simple words guided them:
"The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered."

Drug Information Web Sites

Medications Currently Used To Treat Parkinson's Disease
Drugs currently used to treat PD make movement easier and can prolong function for many years. Medications aim to replace or mimic the missing chemical dopamine in the brain.
Medications Currently Used To Treat Parkinson's

Parkinson's Disease: Medications - A 72 page manual online
Front Cover
Table of Contents
Drugs Contraindicated in Parkinson's

Proper Use of Medications
Chapter 34 from the Complete Home Medical Guide from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

MEDLINEplus - Drug Information Online
Information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter medications is provided through two drug resources -- MedMaster™†, a product of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), and the USP DI® Advice for the Patient® ‡, a product of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)

Best Practice of Medicine - Parkinson Disease - Scroll to Table 4. Drug Selection for Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
Best Practice Report

AntiParkinson's Disease Drugs
Nursing Implications

Parkinson's - Commonly Prescribed Medications

Parkinson's Disease: Drugs

Drugs for Parkinson's disease

RxMed: Detailed information on over 3000 prescription pharmaceuticals
RxMed: Pharmaceutical Information

Drug Interaction Precautions

Drug Interaction Information

PD Drug Interaction List

Yahoo! Directory - Health - Drug Interactions

The P-I-E-N-O Parkinsn's List Drug Database Index (+ contraindications! )

The P-I-E-N-O Parkinsn's List Drug Database Warning - Drugs That May Interfere Seriously In The Management Of Parkinson's Disease
The P-I-E-N-O Drug Database Warning

How Many Drugs Are You Taking? - What happens to you when you're taking 7, 10, or even 12 medicines a day? Nobody really knows, including your doctors
How Many Drugs Are You Taking?

Over the Counter Drugs - What are some of the reasons you should be familiar with OTC drugs?
Over the Counter Drugs

Drug Interactions - What's A Patient To Do?
What's A Patient To Do?

Pharmaceutical Researchers & Manufacturers of America - PhRMA
Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs
Welcome to, a new interactive Web site by PhRMA and 48 of its member companies. This site was designed to help you find patient assistance programs for which you may qualify

Pharmaceutical Researchers & Manufacturers of America - PhRMA
Getting The Most From Your Medicine

Pharmaceutical Researchers & Manufacturers of America - PhRMA
2002 Directory of Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs (Adobe Acrobat format)

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Welcome to Pharmacia's Patient Assistance Program

Welcome to the Prescription Drug and Other Assistance Programs section of This section provides information on public and private programs that offer discounted or free medication, programs that provide assistance with other health care costs, and Medicare health plans that include prescription coverage.
Prescription Drug and Other Assistance Programs

The Together Rx Card offers savings on more than 170 medicines from several major pharmaceutical companies.
Together Rx: Prescription Savings Program

Novartis is a founding member of Together Rx, LLC, an alliance of seven major pharmaceutical companies offering valuable savings on more than 150 medicines through one easy-to-use, completely free prescription drug savings card – the Together Rx™ card.
Novartis Care Plan

Rx Hope - Research government and corporate sponsored patient assistance programs for over 1000 medications
Patient Assistance Information

Needy Meds - ...because everyone should take their medicine

There is help available for the many millions of people who have no insurance and can't afford to purchase their medicines. NeedyMeds is the place to learn about patient assistance programs and other programs designed to help those who can't afford their medicines. NeedyMeds is not a program. It's an information source!

Many pharmaceutical manufacturers have special programs to assist people who can't afford to buy the drugs they need. One problem is that it is often hard to learn about these programs. The goal of this site is to make this information easily accessible. Each company has its own program with its special requirements, forms, and procedures. There is no central clearinghouse for obtaining information about these programs or the drugs themselves. This site makes an effort to be accurate and up-to-date.

Assistance at The Medicine Program - Can't Afford Your Prescription Medication? - Free Prescription Medicine is Available to those who Qualify.

RxAssist provides physicians and other health care providers with the information they need to access Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
Rx Assist

BenefitsCheckUp helps thousands every day to find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. Please fill out our simple questionnaire to find programs that can assist you or your loved ones...

Free Drugs

PhRMA Publications

The Official US Government Site For Medicare
Medicare Links

Welcome to MedWatch, your Internet gateway for timely safety information on the drugs and other medical products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CenterWatch Drug Directories
This section contains three comprehensive yet easy to search reference directories: One is a listing of new drugs that have recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration; The second directory includes information about the results of recently completed and ongoing clinical trials; The third directory provides in-depth profiles of Drugs in Clinical Research.

Drug Information Network "Drug Info Net"

Generic Drugs Offer Quality, Value -- But Check with Your Physician Before Switching

The Nurse Friendly Commonly Used Drug (Medication) Links
Nurse Friendly Commonly Used ...

Yahoo! Directory - Specific Drugs and Medications


Pharmacology DataBases

U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Buying Medicines & Medical Products Online
Tips and Warnings for Consumers

U.S. Pharmacopeia - The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) promotes public health by establishing officially recognized standards of quality and authoritative information for the use of medicines and other health care technologies by health professionals, patients, and consumers.

Mayo Health Clinic - Drug & Pharmacy Information

The Government of Canada has a very powerful, but very friendly and easy to use Drug Product Database (DPD). This database allows you to search for drug products marketed in Canada. The product information includes, Brand Name, Company Name, Ingredients, Route of Administration, Pharmaceutical Form (e.g. tablet, capsule, etc.), Therapeutic Classification (i.e. medical use) and packaging information. You may search the database by Company Name, Product Name, Active Ingredient or Drug Identification Number (DIN).

Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD)

Therapeutic Products Programme - Site Map

Adverse Reaction Information

PharmaWatch - Working for Consumer Rights and Safe Medicines in Canada

Drug Product Database DPD

Canadian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences

R & D - Canada's Research Based Pharmaceutical Industry

Vancouver Hospital Formulary Portal
(Info only - a model for the on-line world)

New and Emerging Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

The Dopamine Connection Workshop

Comtan: A New Drug in the Parkinson's Disease Arsenal

Comtan: Rediscovering L-dopa / L-dopa: What it Does

Best Pharmaceutical Index Site: (as rated by HON)
RxList: The Internet Drug Index
A free drug index with an excellent search engine, searching by brand name, generic name, and category.

Best Online Pharmacy Site: (as rated by HON)

Drugs and Medicines - Data supplied by the PDR® Family Guide To Prescription Drugs®

MedPrompt Paging Service (timely reminder to take medications)

Pharmacy Reference Guides

Physicians Desk Reference Online
PDR Patient Info OnLine

The Merck Source

The Merck Manual On-Line

MEDLINEplus - Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary

Best On-Line Medical Dictionary

Glossary of Terms = Parkinson's

Multilingual Glossary Medical Terms

Medical Transcription Terminology

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