Compass strives to provides our insured clients the information to help them have a healthy & successful international experience. In addition to applying our experience and resources to this effort, the web provides a vast resource of excellent information. One objective of this page was to identify & locate the information or tools relevant to your needs

GENERAL HEALTH RESOURCES

NIH has an extensive listing of health care information and resources at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services “Healthfinderhttp://www.healthfinder.gov/library/

Government health sites from other nations

Consumer health resources from NHS Direct (UK), Canadian Health Network (Canada) and HealthInsite (Australia)

Mayo Clinic www.mayohealth.org

PRESCRIPTION & DRUG INFORMATION –

National Institute of Health “Medline Plus Presciption Information  An excellent summary of available prescriptions and their ingredients http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

Detailed Internet Drug Index, a drug name cross reference list http://www.rxlist.com/interact.htm#keyword  and http://www.healthsquare.com/drugmain.htm

DrugDigest provides details of prescriptions, over the counter drugs and herbs. Find these at http://www.drugdigest.org/DD/DVH/Herbs  &   http://www.drugdigest.org/DD/DVH/Drugs

The FDA’s Electronic Orange Book lists approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/default.htm

If you need information about prescriptions outside the U.S., go to the in-country resources listed at http://www.pharmweb.net/pwmirror/pwk/pharmwebk.html#int  or  http://www.pharmweb.net/pwmirror/pw9/pharmweb9.html .

PRESCRIPTION TRANSLATIONS

The RX Search function at MyDoktor is an independently designed Database and contains authoritative and detailed information on over 3000 Prescription Pharmaceuticals agents with over 20,000 Trade Names. Basic information is drawn from the Manufactures' Product literature, textbooks in Medicine and Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical journals and literature. The home page is  http://www.mydoktor.com/ , you will then need to navigate to the RX Search page.

If you need a “translation” of name brands between countries that is not at MyDoktor, first obtain the generic name from the Electronic Orange book at http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/default.htm and then go to the website of the “target” country at http://www.pharmweb.net/pwmirror/pwk/pharmwebk.html#int  or  http://www.pharmweb.net/pwmirror/pw9/pharmweb9.html .

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

MEDLINEplus Alternative Medicine Page

MEDLINEplus Herbal Medicine Page

Information on Chinese Herbal Remedies http://www.rxlist.com/chinese.htm

Information on Homeopathic Medicines http://www.rxlist.com/homeo.htm

Information on Western Herbal Remedies http://www.rxlist.com/westherb.htm

NIH Page Herbal Supplements: Consider Safety, Too

 

NEWS – Individualized Email updates by topic can be found at:

Google News Alerts http://www.google.com/newsalerts

Reuters Health Information Services www.reutershealth.com

CNN Health http://cnn.com/HEALTH/

Health World Online www.healthy.net 

OTHER INTERACTIVE TOOLS

Translators

73 Languages http://www.foreignword.com/

More limited languages, but broader translation terms (including sentence conversion) can be found at http://www.linguatec.net/etstext/ptwebtext  and http://www.systransoft.com/

Jet lag calculator  http://www.masta.org/travel-tools/jetcalc.asp