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Pharmacology and therapeutics


Databases and other online resources

Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED) -- A bibliographic database that covers more than 510 journals in complementary, or "alternative," medicine. Specific topics included are physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, podiatry, and palliative care.

Alternative and Integrative Medical Society (AIMS) -- Provides quality resources in the field of integrative medicine to students, professionals and members of the community.

Dietary supplements labels database -- A joint project of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and National Library of Medicine (NLM). The DSLD contains the full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S.

Herbs, Botanicals and Other Products -- Resource of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Integrative Medicine Service.

Herbs at a glance -- A series of brief fact sheets that provide basic information about specific herbs or botanicals—common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information.

HerbMed -- An impartial, evidence-based information resource provided by the nonprofit Alternative Medicine Foundation,

Licensed Natural Health Products Database -- Contains information about natural health products (dietary supplements, herbal medicines, traditional medicines, homeopathic remedies, etc.) that have been issued a product license by Health Canada.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) -- The National Institutes of Health lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. 

Natural Health Products Ingredients Database -- This is a portion of the Natural Health Products Ingredients Database, maintained by Health Canada that covers single ingredients commonly used in herbal preparations; single ingredients includes chemical compounds and plants.

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