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A medical question: I’m a pharmaceutical R&D scientist.

A medical question:I’m a pharmaceutical...
A medical question:I’m a pharmaceutical R&D scientist. Often I need to find out the current state of the art in the practice in prescribing medications for a given disease. Websites like WebMD show a long list of drugs but do not indicate which ones are the mostly commonly prescribed. Are there sites that can show the most commonly prescribed drugs and the latest / best treatment for each disease?
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7/29/2018
Michael
Michael, Librarian
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Hello, thank you for using this service. I wish to introduce myself. I am Michael, a Research Librarian with 20+ years of experience.

Good evening,

Conducting some research tonight on sites that might be found useful:

1. Latest database to be viewed by anybody as "Top 200"

http://clincalc.com/blog/2017/02/introducing-the-clincalc-drugstats-database-and-the-2017-top-200-drugs/

2. This database allows searching by condition

https://www.drugs.com/drug_information.html

I hope that the information provided has been found helpful. Also if you could please take a second to rate my assistance so that I know my help was found useful.

Take care,

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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
I was aware of these sites. The Top 200 List is not that useful and does not break down for individual diseases such as gout. The drugs.com site is a little more helpful since it allows people to rate each medication (but that is different from the ranking in number of Rx). If you don’t mind, I’ll re-post and ask an MD to answer.

Best then for someone in our MD field to answer.

Have a good evening.

Librarian Michael

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Dr. Arun Phophalia
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The best sites are;

Medscape.com

Uptodate.com.

The first one is free but may need registration.

The other one is a subscription site. It has some free content too.

You can search on the pubmed which has free contents too and is authentic.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.

Thanks for using Just Answer.

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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
UpToDate.com seems to be what I need. The subscription is $20 per 7 days. I can pay it as needed. Many thanks!

You are most welcome.

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