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Identifying Foreign Medicines

EudraPharm
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EudraPharm is intended to be a source of information on all medicinal products for human or veterinary use that have been authorised in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) and information on clinical trials of medicinal products including products with or without a marketing authorization.

EudraPharm is available in the following languages: Bulgarian, Spanish, Czech, Danish, German, Estonian, Greek, English, French, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Maltese, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Finnish, Swedish

Source: eudrapharm.eu
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Europe
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

International Drug Names from Drugs.com

The Drugs.com International Drug Name Database contains information about medications found in 185 countries around the world. The database contains more than 40,000 medication names marketed outside the USA and is presented in multiple languages.

Source: drugs.com
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Worldwide
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

Australian Government - Department of Health
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
A-Z medicine listing

Substance names are in all capitals. Brand names are in italics

Source: pbs.gov.au
Pharmacy Resource: Listing
Country: Australia
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

Medicines | NPS MedicineWise

Find reliable information on medicines available in Australia, including our latest evidence-based information and resources for both health professionals and consumers. Our site also includes the consumer medicine information (CMI) for most prescription and some non-prescription medicines.

Source: nps.org.au
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Australia
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

Medicines Health Centre

Find information on medicines for specific diseases and conditions and search Australia's largest free database of Consumer Medicines Information, for CMIs on prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

Source: mydr.com.au
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Australia
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

Belgian Centre for Pharmacotherapeutic Information

Source: bcfi.be
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Belgium (Website in Dutch and French)
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

Health Canada Drug Product Database

The DPD contains product specific information on drugs approved for use in Canada. The database is managed by Health Canada and includes human pharmaceutical and biological drugs, veterinary drugs, radiopharmaceutical drugs and disinfectant products. It contains approximately 47,000 products that are currently approved, marketed or cancelled.

Source: hc-sc.gc.ca
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Canada
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

State Institute for Drug Control
Medicinal products database

Source: sukl.eu
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Czech Republic (SPCs and PILs in Czech)
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

Danish Medicines Agency

Summaries of product characteristics of all authorised medicines are available. The summaries contain the most important information about the medicines, including active substances, effects and side effects, dosage and warnings.

You can find the summaries of product characteristics of medicines authorised by the Danish Medicines Agency at produktresume.dk

A package leaflet with information about the medicine comes with all medicine packs. You can find all the package leaflets placed in packs of medicine that are sold in Denmark at indlaegsseddel.dk

Source: laegemiddelstyrelsen.dk
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Denmark (Summaries of Product Characteristics and Package Leaflets in Danish)
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

Egyptian Drug Authority (EDA)
Egyptian Drug Database Search

Source: eda.mohealth.gov.eg
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Egypt
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

Republic of Estonia
Agency of Medicines
Medicinal products authorised in Estonia

Register of Medicinal Products

Source: ravimiamet.ee
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Estonia (SPCs and PILs in Estonian)
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea
Human medicinal products

The Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea publishes on its website Summaries of Product Characteristics (SmPC) and Package Leaflets (PL) for all medicinal products approved by Fimea through a national, decentralised or mutual recognition procedure.

Source: fimea.fi
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Finland (SPCs in Finnish and PLs in Finnish and Swedish)
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

Vidal

Source: vidal.fr
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: France (Website in French)
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Rote Liste

Source: rote-liste.de
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Germany (Website in German)
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

Drug Office - Department of Health - The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Search Drug Database

The Drug Office is the law enforcement agency over the legislations concerning medicines. It also provides for the procurement and dispensing of medicines at the clinics of the Department.

Source: drugoffice.gov.hk
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Hong Kong
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egeszsegkalauz.hu

Source: egeszsegkalauz.hu
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Hungary (Website in Hungarian)
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Icelandic Medicines Agency (IMA)

Source: ima.is
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Iceland (Website in Icelandic)
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

MedGuideIndia.com

Source: medguideindia.com
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: India
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Medicines.ie - medicines information online | medicines information for residents in Ireland

medicines.ie is the most comprehensive source of information on medicinal products available in Ireland and is widely regarded as an invaluable reference source by healthcare professionals, the Department of Health and the Health Products Regulatory Authority. The information for each product comes in the form of a summary of product characteristics (known as SPC or SmPC) and patient information leaflet (known as PIL, Package Leaflet or PL) where relevant, which are approved by the regulatory authority as part of the process of authorising the product for sale or supply in Ireland.

Source: medicines.ie
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Ireland
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

The Israel Drug Registry

Source: old.health.gov.il
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Israel
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Japan Pharmaceutical Reference

This website contains information in English on products provided by their manufacturer. These products are representative of the prescription drug products marketed in Japan. The Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA) manages the website.

Source: e-search.ne.jp
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Japan
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Medicinal product register of the Republic of Latvia

The Medicinal Product Register of Latvia is maintained and updated by the State Agency of Medicines. It provides updated and officially confirmed information regarding medicinal products for healthcare professionals and patients. The Register includes information regarding medicines authorised via the national, mutual recognition, decentralised and centralised procedures, as well as parallel imported medicines.

Source: zva.gov.lv
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Latvia (Package Leaflets and Summaries of Product Characteristics in Latvian)
Register to Access Content: No

Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

State Medicines Control Agency of Lithuania
Register of Medicinal Products

Source: vvkt.lt
Pharmacy Resource: Register
Country: Lithuania (Search Results in Lithuanian)
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

List of Registered / Notified Products
Drug Control Authority, Ministry of Health Malaysia

This database is a cumulative list comprising of drugs registered with the Drug Control Authority since 1985 and cosmetics notified with the Director of Pharmaceutical Services. This list consists of registration number / notification number, product name, name of product registration holder / notification holder and name of manufacturer only.

Source: npra.moh.gov.my
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Malaysia
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

College ter Beoordeling van Geneesmiddelen Medicines Evaluation Board

In the Medicines Information Bank of the MEB you can find the official information about all medicines available in the Netherlands, such as the scientific product information, the public assessment report and the patient information leaflet.

Source: cbg-meb.nl
Pharmacy Resource: Data Bank
Country: Netherlands (Product Information in Dutch)
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

Pharmaceutical Management Agency
Pharmaceutical Schedule

The New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule is a list of the prescription medicines and therapeutic products subsidised by the Government.

The Pharmaceutical Schedule is updated monthly.

Source: pharmac.govt.nz
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: New Zealand
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Medsafe
New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority
Data Sheets and Consumer Medicine Information

Data Sheets and Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) are published here on behalf of pharmaceutical companies.

Source: medsafe.govt.nz
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: New Zealand
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The Norwegian Medicines Agency

Source: legemiddelverket.no
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Norway (Website in Norwegian)
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PakMediNet

Search Drug Index of Pakistan

Source: pakmedinet.com
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Pakistan
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

INFARMED
InfoMed - Medicinal products database

Source: infarmed.pt
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Portugal (Website in Portuguese)
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National Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices

Source: anm.ro
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Romania (Website in Romanian)
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Vidal

Source: vidal.ru
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Russia (Website in Russian)
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State Institute for Drug Control

The State Institute for Drug Control (SIDC) is the institution of the state authority in the field of human pharmacy and drug precursors. The SIDC is headed by a director, who is appointed and dismissed by the Minister of Health of the Slovak Republic.

Source: sukl.sk
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Slovak Republic (Search Results in Slovak)
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South African Electronic Package Inserts

The purpose of this site is to make the package inserts for South African medicines available to the public in electronic format.

Source: home.intekom.com/pharm
Pharmacy Resource: Package Inserts
Country: South Africa
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FASS.se

Source: fass.se
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Sweden (Website in Swedish)
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Läkemedelsverket
Medical Products Agency

The Medical Products Agency (MPA) is the Swedish national authority responsible for regulation and surveillance of the development, manufacturing and marketing of drugs and other medicinal products.

Source: lakemedelsverket.se
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Sweden (Database in Swedish)
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Compendium.ch

Welcome to the original medicines Compendium of Switzerland

Source: compendium.ch
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Switzerland (Package Leaflets and Professional Information in German and French)
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC)

The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) contains up to date, easily accessible information about medicines licensed for use in the UK. The eMC has more than 10,600 documents, all of which have been checked and approved by either the UK or European government agencies which license medicines. These agencies are the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Source: medicines.org.uk
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: UK
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Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations

To provide timely consumer information on generic drugs, the Electronic Orange Book is updated daily as new generic approvals occur.

Source: fda.gov
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: USA
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FDA Public Health Advisory, January 2006: Consumers Filling U.S. Prescriptions Abroad May Get the Wrong Active Ingredient Because of Confusing Drug Names

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising healthcare professionals and consumers that filling U.S. prescriptions abroad may give patients the wrong active ingredient for treating their health condition. Some FDA-approved products have the same brand names as drug products that are marketed outside the U.S. but contain completely different active ingredients.

Source: fda.gov
Pharmacy Resource: Public Health Advisory
Country: USA
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P.R. Vademecum

Argentina
Brasil
Chile
Colombia
México
Paraguay
Perú
Uruguay
Venezuela

Source: prvademecum.com
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay & Venezuela (Spanish)  Brasil (Portuguese)
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OTC ingredients
Association of the European Self-Medication Industry

Information in this page is verified by AESGP and WSMI national associations and updated on an ad hoc basis. The classification of ingredients is presented for information purposes.

Source: aesgp.eu
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Europe
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International Planned Parenthood Federation
Directory of Hormonal Contraceptives

This comprehensive directory provides full details on virtually every hormonal contraceptive drug by brand, manufacturer and country availability.

Source: ippf.org
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Worldwide
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Last Checked: 28/03/17 Link Error: Report It

 

Status & Availability Database - International Consortium for Emergency Contraception

To learn more about EC access in specific countries or about specific pill brands, please select from one of the menus below. For compiled information about EC across countries, see our Summary Tables below.

Our country-by-country information comes from numerous sources, including partners from around the world.

Source: cecinfo.org
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Worldwide
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The Emergency Contraception Website

Search by BRAND OF PILLS that can be used for emergency contraception worldwide

Search by COUNTRY for emergency contraceptive pills worldwide

Source: ec.princeton.edu
Pharmacy Resource: Database
Country: Worldwide
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