AHFS Consumer Medication Information
The Guide to Patient Drug Information
License this trusted, independent resource that is the backbone of the consumer drug information of many popular websites, including the National Library of Medicine which was lauded on Oprah.com. Monographs are available in both English and Spanish in XML format and can be integrated directly into your website or software application.
Licensing our NDC or RxNorm mapping files will allow you to quickly and accurately map our monograph data to a point of care vendor system while reserving manpower for other components of your development project.
AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a recognized standard for patient drug information:
- The AHFS Consumer Medication Information database became the first private sector publication developed for educating consumers and patients about their drugs; first published in 1978
- Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists—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 Consumer Medication Information database is a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest
- The AHFS Consumer Medication Information database, hosted on the National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus website, was highlighted on Oprah.com as the expert's pick for “most reliable information on prescription drugs.”
- Available in XML, plain ASCII, and formatted PDF
- Approximately 1200 drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers
- Available in a Spanish version translated by experienced human health and medical translators (not by computer programs)
- 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 Consumer Medication Information
- Includes “How To” monographs for administering different types of medications such as eyedrops 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).
- View a sample monograph
License the content that is the backbone of consumer-oriented drug information of many popular websites. To integrate AHFS Consumer Medication Information into your website or software application, please request licensing information here.
AHFS Consumer Medication Information is also available on your PDA or smartphone. Please visit one of our partner sites for purchasing information: Family Drug Guide from Unbound Medicine, FamilyRx from Skyscape.