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NLM has enhanced MEDLINEplus (http://medlineplus.gov), its consumer health web site, with the United States Pharmacopeia Drug Information (USP DI), Volume II, Advice for the Patient.  USP Drug Information is a guide to over 9,000 brand name and generic prescription and over-the-counter drug names.  It provides information about side effects, dosing, drug interactions, precautions and storage for each drug. Because the articles are intended for the use of patients, they are written in non-technical language.

The USP is available from any MEDLINEplus page by selecting "Drug Information" from the left-hand button bar.  Generic and brand-name drugs are listed on alphabetic pages with links to the generic drug record.  You can also search for drug names using the "Search MEDLINEplus," button which appears at the bottom of the left-hand button bar.  

To send your feedback to the MEDLINEplus development team, use the "We welcome your comments" link found at the bottom of every page.

Joyce E. B. Backus
Public Services Division
National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, MD  20894
301-496-7732
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