AHFS Patient Medication Information


License AHFS Patient Medication Information (PMI), the trusted, independent resource that is the backbone of the consumer drug information of many popular websites. It is the core medication information in the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) publically accessible Medline Plus website and in its Medline Plus Connect service, and also is the featured patient medication link from DailyMed and from the Consumer portion of FDA’s website. AHFS PMI is a recognized standard for patient drug information.

More about AHFS PMI:

  • The AHFS PMI database became the first private sector publication developed for educating consumers and patients about their drugs; first published in 1978
  • Published by ASHP, long recognized as an authority on educating patients about drug use and safety, and a founding member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)
  • The AHFS PMI database is a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest

Monographs are available in both English and Spanish in XML format and can be integrated directly into your website or software application.

  • Available in XML, plain ASCII, and formatted PDF
  • Approximately 1,300 drug information monographs covering most prescription and over-the-counter medications available in the US, written at a 6th-8th grade reading level
  • Monographs covering vaccines and several instructional monographs on how to administer various dosage forms (e.g., inhalers, suppositories, etc.)
  • Available in a Spanish version translated by experienced human health and medical translators (not by computer programs), specifically targeting the majority of Spanish-speaking people in the US with origins in Central and South America.
  • English and Spanish monographs are licensed separately.
  • Updated monthly.
  • Conforms to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Keystone Guidelines for the provision of “useful” prescription medicine information to consumers and the FDA’s Guidance for Useful Written Patient Medication Information.
  • Includes “How To” monographs for administering different types of medications such as eye drops and inhalers.
  • Identifies medications that have the potential for adverse events when used by elderly patients as recommended by a panel of nationally recognized experts (Beers Criteria). These criteria identify medications that should generally be avoided or that should be used with caution in older adults (65 years of age or older).

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