Do you consider Drugs.com to be a valid drug information resource?

Lexington2012

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At my school we were taught that the HON foundation reviews drug resource sites. Drugs.com is HON foundation approved, but my preceptor says that the site is not a valid resource to use. If something were to go wrong, would I be exposing myself to liability by using this resource instead of micromedex/lexicomp?
 

BidingMyTime

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Drugs.com is pretty basic information. OK for a consumer who just needs to know the basics of the medication they are taking. I have no idea about liability, but just from a usefulness standpoint drugs.com would be on the bottom of my goto list. Micromedix, lexicomp, ASHP drugs, even Facts & Comparisons are all far more useful than drugs.com.
 

ldiot

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One of my preceptors at an indi used Drugs.com for all of his interaction checks and CMRs. I was honestly surprised but I personally like Lexi/Clinical Pharmacology better anyways.