Free, Authoritative Online Drug Information Directory: PharmGuide

Trish Chatterley, Jean L. Siebert, Jonathan Koffel, Amy J. Chatfield

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Many free Web sites provide drug information, but it can be difficult to determine if these sites are trustworthy and correct. PharmGuide ( is an online directory of Web sites providing accurate, authoritative, and free information about prescription and over-the-counter drugs. It was created and is maintained by the Pharmacy and Drug Information Section of the Medical Library Association. Nine criteria are used to assess Web sites, ensuring that selected sites are current, unbiased, and authoritative. Intended for use by librarians, health care professionals, and consumers, PharmGuide provides annotations describing the content and navigation of free drug information Web sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-97
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Hospital Librarianship
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013


  • consumer health
  • medication
  • pharmaceutics
  • prescription


Dive into the research topics of 'Free, Authoritative Online Drug Information Directory: PharmGuide'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this