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Welcome to Pharmer.org


Welcome to Pharmer.org, an educational resource that will help you identify and learn about the medicines you and your loved ones are prescribed. We have assembled some pill identification reference tools for you. Our Common Imprints detail some of the more commonly prescribed drugs:

We plan to continue giving drug identification imprints for other medications. If you can't find your pill imprint in our lists, we have assembled links to other Pill Identification resources. If you don't like to research, we also have interactive forums for the discussion of new medicines, pill identification, and prescription and OTC drugs. Feel free to ask a question or answer a question. Or provide helpful comments regarding new medicines. Or tell us what you would like to see on our site. Take a look around our site and read about us.

Congratulations


Congratulations to both the US Food and Drug Administration and Pharmer.org.

During 2006 the FDA celebrates its 100th year of service to the American people. The agency came into existence June 1906 when the Food and Drugs Act became law. At that time the FDA was known as the Bureau of Chemistry and was under the Department of Agriculture. The FDA is now part of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The FDA has many events planned for its centennial celebrations. Please refer to the FDA News Release - January 4, 2006 for more information.

Pharmer.org celebrates its first year anniversary January 9, 2005, when the Welcome to Pharmer.org article was published. The website went online later in the month and has grown from a handful of members to over 2,800 members.

Our mission at Pharmer.org is "to help educate you about the medicines you and your loved ones are prescribed." We trust we are helping since we continue to grow and attract members with world-class problem solving skills. If our members can't identify your pill, it's either because the imprint is foreign, obscure, nonexistent or not yet published anywhere. And the Pharmer.org team has assembled links to make it easy for you to find credible pill identification and health/drug information among the myriad of internet medical websites. Our team will continue to add resources for you, the consumer.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs


Do you sell drugs? How do I order?

  • We do not sell any medications.

    We are an information website only. Access to our website costs nothing. You will never be asked for fees, donations or any other charges.


Is someone here all the time to answer my question? What if it's an emergency?

  • GET HELP NOW - CALL 911, YOUR DOCTOR OR POISON CONTROL.

 

  • If you think you have a poisoning emergency, call 911.

 

  • If you are not sure it's urgent but need an answer now, call your doctor or call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. DO NOT post a question and wait for an answer.


Do you endorse the medications you write about?

  • We do not endorse any medications mentioned on this website. We are providing links to credible medical resources for the reader to learn about various medicines, both brand names and generics. When reporting on new drugs approved by the FDA, we will include the manufacturer's website for its new medication if a website exists. And we provide links to manufacturers' websites in our Common Imprints section for the reader's convenience. We are not endorsing any products or any manufacturers.

 

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Contact Us

Please do not email requests for pill identification, it only takes a second to register and post your question in the pill identification forum. Questions and comments regarding our website contents (including forum contents), privacy policy or disclaimers:

Additions, deletions and corrections to our Common Imprints section:

Technical or other problems you may encounter while visiting Pharmer.org:

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'Most Wanted' Imprints

We've had a few comments from our pill identification experts asking for a permanent list of unidentified pills. These drug imprints have been posted on our forum and/or other boards; to date identification of these pill imprints are 'unsolved mysteries'.

Everyone is invited to look over the list at 'Most Wanted' Imprints. If you have any ideas what the pills could be, what country they are from or what manufacturer, please post and help us out. Thanks for your help.

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement Last Updated 04-07-09

This Privacy Statement describes our current privacy practices with regard to information we collect when you or your computer interact with Pharmer.org.

Information Collection and Use
The only information we collect from our users is a valid email address which is required to create an account. Your email address will never intentionally be divulged to third parties without your permission and consent. We despise spam as much as you do.

Log Files
We use the information in our server log files to analyze trends in the usage of our website, to administer and maintain our website, to track a user's path through our website, and to gather broad demographic statistics about our website and the ways in which the site is used. Most of the information in these files is not unique to you as an individual, such as the files requested and pages you visit on our website, the websites from which you may have been referred to our website, and information about the type of browser you use and its settings. Some of the log files contain IP addresses and other personally identifiable information, which are used to identify user connections and to resolve technical issues related to administration of our website.

Cookies
A cookie is a small text file stored on a computer that contains information associated with that computer. Our website uses cookies for several purposes, such as maintaining your login state, customizing the content of our web pages, and improving the security of your use of our website.

Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on Pharmer.org to support our site.  Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.  This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

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We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements).  This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”).  The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey).  DART uses “non personally identifiable information”.  It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.  You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting DoubleClick
 
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program.  Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Public Forums
You may participate in public forums on our website. Any information you make available in these forums, such as an email address, would become public information and could be used by others to send you unsolicited communications. Please be careful about disclosing personal information in public forums.

Changes to this Privacy Statement
Pharmer.org will occasionally update this Privacy Statement as our website evolves. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the Privacy Statement. Sections of our updated Privacy Statement are based on the AdSense Privacy Policy provided by JenSense

Contact Us
If you have questions about this Privacy Statement, its implementation, or our practices, please contact us at admin@pharmer.org.

Pharmer.org Disclaimers

Any information contained on this website, including the information provided by outside sources to which Pharmer.org provides links (e.g. Resources for Pill Identification and Consumer Health Topics) is not a substitute for consultation with your qualified healthcare professional. Diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions must be determined between you and your physician through a personal consultation.

Information on this website or third-party links regarding prescription drugs is not a substitute for the knowledge and judgment of your physician and pharmacist. These two professionals work together to determine the correct drug(s) and dosage for your particular medical condition. The information on this or any other website Pharmer.org links to is not to be construed as an endorsement for particular medications or for self prescribing any pharmaceutical.

The Pharmer.org website has Forums to help people identify their medications and to discuss newly marketed pharmaceuticals. These sections are a public service, but it must be noted that the people who provide IDs or information about new (and old) drugs might not be medical professionals. Pharmer.org is not responsible for any errors, omissions or falsehoods regarding drug information, including pill identification. All data pertaining to medicines and/or identification of pills should be confirmed by a licensed medical professional such as your doctor or pharmacist.

Updates at Pharmer.org

This morning we've updated the software that powers Pharmer.org to the newest version. 

Citalopram

We've added many pill imprints for citalopram (Celexa and generics) to our Imprints of Antidepressants.

About Pharmer.org

Mission Statement

Pharmer.org is an educational resource with a simple goal - to help educate you about the medicines you and your loved ones are prescribed.

We believe everyone, everywhere is entitled to know everything about the medicine he/she is prescribed or found before it is ingested. Good enough - some of this information is freely available; but often some pill imprints are mysterious, cryptic and otherwise unavailable unless you are a professional organization with a large budget. This shouldn't be the case.

You, the consumer, are paying the bills. You are entitled to know everything about any medicine. Unfortunately most free information is available for the big brand-name meds only. You see the ads day in and day out on television, in print and on the internet - so you are familiar with these drugs.

What about the thousands of generics, some made by small manufacturers, that get no attention? What do these generics look like? What if your refill doesn't look the same as your last prescription? What do these pills do? What interactions can happen with the brand-name drug or generic equivalent? What new pills were approved by the FDA yesterday? What problems might be anticipated down the road?

We will help with pill identifications by imprint and give links to health topics.

Together we have the power to ensure medical knowledge and safety for everyone.

The Pharmer.org team is comprised of individuals who have no medical or pharmaceutical credentials/experience other than personal experience. We do not offer or provide any medical advice.

We do provide an organized and comprehensive list of common pill imprints marketed in the USA. These lists are generated from public information available at Drugs@FDA and manufacturers’ websites. For all other topics regarding health, medicine and drugs, Pharmer.org refers the consumer to credible and authoritative sources.

Funding Policy

Our website is funded entirely by Google AdSense revenue.

Advertising Policy

Pharmer.org accepts Google AdSense ads only. At this time we do not accept other advertising.

All advertisements on the Pharmer.org website state "Ads by Google". For example individual banner, footer and sidebar ads (both graphics and text) or blocks of sponsored links are provided by Google AdSense and are either clearly marked "Ads by Google" or display an icon with the same message when a mouse is placed on the icon.

Pharmer.org is not responsible for the content of these ads, and we have no control over the advertising website when you click on an ad. We do not recommend or endorse any AdSense advertising appearing on our pages.

Google does not permit advertising from online pharmacies. Please read Google's qualifications for medical advertisers:

Google Health Care and Medicines Guidelines

Links to online pharmacies and/or any other advertising in forum posts remain strictly prohibited.

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