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Finding Quality Health & Wellness Info Online: Drugs, Herbs, Supplements Guides

Medline Plus: Drugs, Herbs, Supplements

Medline Plus

What is it? Drugs, supplements, and herbal information database.

Features:

  • Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more.
  • Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions.

Authority? Medline Plus - A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Pill Identification

Pills

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WebMD's Pill Identifier

What is it? Pill identifier.

Features:

  • Identify pills by shape, color, or imprint.
  • Check uses, side effects, precautions, interactions, and overdose first aid.

Authority? WebMD is written by a team of individuals with MDs.

Protein Powder Reivews

Protein Powder Reviews

What is it? Analysis of 697 protein powders

Features:

  • Detailed comparisons, expert reviews.
  • Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies to learn about their effectiveness, usual dosage, and drug interactions. 

Authority? 32 nutrition experts

Subject Guide

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Kathleen Reed
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Contact:
Assessment and Data Librarian
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 5S5

Email: kathleen.reed@viu.ca
Phone: 250-753-3245
Local: 2271
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