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Prescription Drugs

Health Canada's Health Product InfoWatch provides current factual information on side effects associated with drugs, natural health products and medical devices.

Prescrire in English is a translation of a French site that provides factual information on adverse drug reactions and drug safety.

Everything Matters — Beyond Meds is a blog about psychiatric drug withdrawal and alternatives to medications.

The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform health care decision-making.

Pharmalot is a highly respected critical-thinking blog about the pharmaceutical industry. Moved to STAT in 2015.

Therapeutics Newsletters — evidence-based advice and information about drug therapy from a University of British Columbia agency. is a reliable, objective, evidence-based and authoritative guide to prescription drugs (subscription-based). Free consumer information on drug safety includes an excellent drug-induced diseases resource page.

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Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndromeWikipedia.

Benzo.orgthe authoritative web site for information on benzodiazepines.

The Benzo Group Support Site. Very comprehensive, including detailed info on water titration.

Addiction by Prescription — Joan Gadsby's website. Gadsby is a recognized authority on the responsible and informed use of benzodiazepines (tranquilizers and sleeping pills) and anti-depressants, and is the author of Addiction by Prescription.

Reconnexion (formerly TRANX) — has information for people taking benzodiazepines (tranquilizers and sleeping pills), and people who have become dependent on benzodiazepines.

BenzoBuddies provides the information and support you need to plan and execute a successful benzodiazepine withdrawal schedule.

See also our Benzo Support listings.

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International Coalition for Drug Awareness — a group of physicians, researchers, journalists and concerned citizens dedicated to educating about the dangers posed by many Rx medicines (including Dr. Ann Blake Tracy, author of Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? — Our Serotonin Nightmare).

Mad In America: Antidepressant withdrawal provides research and personal experiences relating to the use of and withdrawal from antidepressant drugs.

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Drug Safety & Policy

The Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP) — advancing voluntary, informed consent to medical intervention.

RxISK is a free, independent drug safety website to help you weigh the benefits of any medication against its potential dangers.

Dr. David Healy's blog about adverse drug events and the interlocked failure to discover new drugs.

Good Pharma & Bad Pharma is a blog by Donald W. Light exposing pharmaceutical myths.

Health Care Renewal is a blog addressing threats to health care's core values, especially those stemming from concentration and abuse of power.

Healthy Skepticism is an international non-profit organisation for health professionals and everyone with an interest in improving health. Its main aim is to improve health by reducing harm from misleading drug promotion.

Open Pharma aims to have all drug company payments to physicians made accessible to the public. The intent is to empower both patients and health care providers in making more informed decisions.

Pharmawatch Canada is a blog commentary by some of Canada's leading advocates and experts in drug safety and drug policy.

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BC Coalition for Health Promotion — a diverse group working towards an enduring source of funding for health promotion activities inspired and implemented by communities in British Columbia.

Journeying Back To Self is a blog about one woman's experiences of psychiatric oppression and liberation. She frames her activism around human rights and social justice.

Mad in America is a Psychology Today blog on the history, science, and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Public Library of Science: a peer-reviewed, open-access journal.

Information Portals

Some traditional consumer medical information portals are now sponsored by corporations or advertisers that may influence the information provided based upon their products and services.

See Doctor Who? The corporations behind WebMD's friendly, free advice.

Our Disclaimer

PMAG does not provide individual advice or respond to individual requests for assistance. We encourage you to seek qualified medical support. More…


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Updated: April 13, 2024