PubMed, Medline Plus, PubMed Central…and now PubMed Health? Searching Google for a drug this week will take you to content that looks familiar, but has a new name of PubMed Health along with a new look. MedlinePlus contains the same drug information from the same sourse, but it looks like PubmedHealth is intended to integrate into the National Center for Biotechnology (NCBI) platform eventually.
PubMed Health is under development at the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubMed Health is being introduced in phases, starting with consumer drug information provided by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
The drug information will be integrated with several other NCBI databases, ultimately providing a linked resource for finding information about diseases and conditions, treatments, and other related data.
Searching for the prescription Avandia in Google, you will find Avandia (Rosiglitazone) from the National Library of Medicine. Clicking on this will lead you to the drug information by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, through PubMed (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001051).