DailyMed Website Now Available
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Library of Medicine® (NLM) have signed a memorandum of agreement calling for NLM to receive from the FDA the electronic product labels (often referred to as package inserts) of medications, after the FDA has approved the label. NLM then publishes the labels electronically, and provides them for download.
The DailyMed Web site: dailymed.nlm.nih.gov provides a primary vehicle for access to the labels as well as to other sources and types of information about medications. Links are available for drug topic searches in PubMed® , MedlinePlus®, and ClinicalTrials.gov, as well as a link for reporting an adverse event to the FDA. Information from the Veterans Administration on pharmacologic actions and uses of medications will also be available.