ASHP Patient Medication Information

ASHP Patient Medication Information (PMI) Database- the trusted, independent resource that is the backbone of the consumer drug information of many popular websites. Recognized as the standard for patient drug information, ASHP PMI is the first private sector publication developed for educating consumers and patients about their drugs; published in 1978. 

ASHP PMI Database conforms to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Keystone Guidelines for the provision of "useful" prescription medicine information to consumers and the FDA's Guidance for Useful Written Consumer Medication Information. 


ASHP Patient Medication Information Database includes:

  • 1,550 monographs covering most prescription and over-the-counter medications and vaccines available in the US
  • Includes “How To” monographs for administering different types of medications such as eye drops,  inhalers, and  suppositories
  • Monographs are available in both English and Spanish and are written at a 6th- to 8th-grade reading level
  • Translated into Spanish by Spanish-speaking healthcare professionals, specifically targeting the majority of Spanish-speaking people in the US with origins in Central and South America
  • Identifies medications that have the potential for adverse events when used by patients 65 years of age and older as recommended by a panel of nationally recognized experts (Beers Criteria). These criteria identify medications that should generally be avoided or that should be used with caution in older adults

ASHP Patient Medication Information Database can be easily integrated directly into your website or software application.

  • Updated monthly
  • Available as an API and in XML, HTML, and PDF

Pharmacist Insights Articles

Now available for licensing in conjunction with ASHP's PMI or separately

Discover a wealth of knowledge about medications and healthcare with Pharmacist Insights articles, currently on ASHP's and now available for licensing.

The articles cover everything from vaccines, tips for taking or giving medications, answers to common medication safety questions and therapeutic advice for common disease states. Written by pharmacists who are experts in their field, these articles are a valuable resource for patients, caregivers, and family members seeking accurate and trustworthy information about prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Pharmacist Insights articles are available for licensing in conjunction with ASHP's Patient Medication Information or separately. Available in a variety of formats, including PDF, XML, HTML, and Word.

Why ASHP Patient Medication Information?

  • Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest
  • Published by ASHP, long recognized as an authority on educating patients about drug use and safety.
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