About Us

Mission Statement

"to empower patients with the knowledge to better manage their own healthcare and to improve consumer safety by assisting in the reduction of medication errors."

Drugs.com is the largest, most widely visited, independent medicine information website available on the Internet. Our aim is to be the Internet’s most trusted resource for drug and related health information. We will achieve this aim by presenting independent, objective, comprehensive and up-to-date information in a clear and concise format for both consumers and healthcare professionals.

Drugs.com is NOT an online pharmacy

Drugs.com is NOT an online pharmacy and does not condone the sale of prescription medicines over the Internet without a prescription. Drugs.com simply provides a free drug-information service to help you better understand how medicines work: their uses, side effects and potential to interact with other medicines. For information on purchasing prescription medicines online please visit the FDA’s Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide.

Advertising Policy

Drugs.com accepts general advertising at the site manager’s discretion. Banner advertisements and sponsored links are distinguished by the word "Advertisement". Drugs.com does not accept advertising from online pharmacies unless the pharmacy is accredited by the National Association Boards of Pharmacy VIPPs program or the Canadian International Pharmacy Association.

The Drugs.com Database

The Drugs.com Drug Information Database is powered by four independent leading medical-information suppliers: Wolters Kluwer Health, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Cerner Multum and Thomson Reuters Micromedex. Individual drug (or drug-class) information content compiled by these sources is delivered complete and unaltered by Drugs.com.

Drugs.com publishes Harvard Health Topics A to Z and Harvard Health Decision Guides (used in our Symptom Checker). Harvard Health Publications is the publishing division of the Harvard Medical School of Harvard University and draws on the expertise of the 9,000 faculty physicians to provide authoritative and trustworthy consumer health information.

Drugs.com Medical Dictionary is powered by Stedmans. Since 1911, Stedman’s Medical Dictionary has been the medical profession’s most trusted source for medical definitions. A complete medical terms dictionary, Stedman’s Electronic Medical Dictionary contains over 107,000 medical terms taken directly from Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition.

The Drugs.com Illustrated Health Encyclopedia is supplied by A.D.A.M., Inc., publishers of original content health articles. Most of A.D.A.M.’s health articles are initially developed by physicians, then reviewed by the A.D.A.M. Content Review Board, which consists of physicians who are specialists in their fields.

The Drugs.com Veterinary Product Database is an online version of the Compendium of Veterinary Products published by North American Compendiums. North American Compendiums is in the business of building, managing, maintaining and marketing data and databases in the animal health, crop chemical and human health industries in the USA and Canada.

The "Latest News" and "FDA Drug Alerts" sections are sourced from standard industry press releases, newspapers, online news sites and medical journals and the FDA.

Drugs.com is NOT affiliated with any pharmaceutical companies. The only funding we receive from pharmaceutical companies is by way of advertisements that appear on the Drugs.com website. This advertising in no way affects the content of the drug information we supply.

Banner Advertising

Drugs.com would prefer not to display advertising banners. However, in order to keep the Drugs.com website free for our users, we must derive enough revenue to cover operating costs. Advertising is the main way we can generate this revenue. We apologize for any inconvenience that these advertisements may cause.


The Drugs.com website is owned and operated by the Drugsite Trust. The Drugsite Trust is a privately held Trust administered by two New Zealand Pharmacists. The Drugs.com website is hosted in a data center located in Virginia, USA.

Contact address:
Drugsite Trust
25 Apollo Drive, Suite A
North Shore
Auckland 0632
New Zealand

Phone: +649 476 8500 (after 3.00 pm EST, due to time difference)

Give Us Your Feedback

The success of Drugs.com depends on the satisfaction of our visitors. We welcome your questions and suggestions as to how we can improve our services. You can contact us here.
For answers to frequently asked questions about Drugs.com click here.

Drugs.com is operated by the Drugsite Trust, a dedicated provider of Internet-based medical information.

Updated: October 10, 2012