Understanding and Managing Medications
FINDING INFORMATION ABOUT DRUGS
Prescription, Generic & Over-the-Counter Drugs
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) · 888-463-6332Medline Plus · No Number Listed
Dietary Supplements Information
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition · 888-723-3366
Mayo Clinic · No Number Listed
Office of Dietary Supplements · 301-435-2920
Complementary and Alternative MedicinesAlternative Medicine Foundation · 301-340-1960
Mayo Clinic · No Number Listed · Enter “Complementary Medicine” in search box
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine · 888-644-6226
“Be an Active Member of Your Health Care Team”
FINDING AFFORDABLE MEDICATIONS
Pharmacy Assistance Programs
NeedyMeds · No Phone ListedThis not-for-profit organization helps people find four types of programs: Pharmacy Assistance Programs, Help With Paperwork programs, Assistance With Specific Diseases and Conditions programs, and government Programs.
New York State Epic Program · 800-332-3742 · TTY 800-290-9138This is a NYS prescription plan for seniors to help pay for their prescriptions.
AARP Bulletin · 888-687-2277Search state-by-state and plan-by-plan for pharmacy assistance programs.
National Council on Aging · No Number ListedHelps those aged 55 and over find prescription savings programs. Also helps Medicare Beneficiaries figure out if they qualify for Extra Help with the Medicare D program.
Medicare D ProgramThe Official US Government Site for People With Medicare · 800-Medicare
AARP Bulletin · 888-687-2277
Buying Drugs Online
US FDA · Provides information and guidelines for those who are considering buying drugs online.
Buying Medications From Other Countries
US FDA · Links to articles regarding the importation of drugs from other countries. The FDA advises against this practice.