US Preventative Services Task Force Guide to Clinical Practice for 2014
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts that makes evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services.
Published by the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia in Canada.
Founded by Jerry Avorn M.D. of Harvard University. The website provides modules on specific diseases, and evidence-based literature reviews on treatments (PEARLs).
Clinical recommendations on preventive medicine in adults and children, including immunizations, screening, counseling, and preventive medicines. Topics include cancer screening, vitamin supplements, elder abuse, breastfeeding, and many others.
Evidence Reports summarize research on the benefits and harms of different treatment options, and rate the strength of evidence. Medication guides also contain basic wholesale price information.
The National Guideline Clearinghouse is a database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
AHRQ also allows users to search for specific research summaries, reviews and reports.
Free CME and CE activities are also available.
Free CME is available via the “Grand Rounds” section, which covers autism-spectrum disorder, infertility, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, and many more subjects.
The CDC also publishes many free publications, including:
- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (CME, CE, and CHE available here)
- Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID)
- Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD)
The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics
Fast Stats provides quick access to statistics on many public health topics.
Health Data Interactive provides free customized tables of national health statistics to explore different trends and patterns.
National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health
CDER focuses on drug therapies.
CDERLearn contains free CME courses
Drug Info Rounds Videos are podcasts for practicing clinical and community pharmacists.
CDER World has non-CME short videos on how a drug is brought to market, and information on drug labeling.
Other Resources Include:
- Information for healthcare professionals
- Drug safety information
- Index to Drug-Specific Information
- Medication guides
- Information about the drug development process
“Medicine and Prescribing Alerts”, which are frequent brief summaries on new drugs and drug issues, are available to non-UK prescribers. Other materials on the NICE website are available only to U.K. healthcare providers.
Search one or all of three databases: the Economic Evaluation Database, the Health Technology Assessment Database, and the Ongoing Reviews Database.
WHO, the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system, provides extensive publications and resources on international health, specific diseases, and drug information, including:
- Selection and Rational Use of Medicines
- WHO Drug information
- WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter
- WHO Essential Drugs Monitor