About Medscape Reference

Medscape Reference is the most authoritative and accessible point-of-care medical reference available to physicians and other health care professionals on the Internet and via mobile devices.

Three distinct references, the Medscape Condition Reference, the Medscape Procedure Reference, and the Medscape Drug Reference make up Medscape Reference. Together, they provide comprehensive coverage of all major topics in adult medicine, pediatric medicine, and surgery.

Medscape Condition Reference

Over 6300 evidence-based and physician-reviewed Disease and Condition articles are organized to rapidly and comprehensively answer clinical questions, as well as to provide in-depth information in support of clinical decision-making for hard-to-solve cases.

Medscape Procedure Reference

More than 650 Clinical Procedures articles provide clear, step-by-step instructions, clinical perspectives, and videos and images to allow clinicians to master the newest techniques or to improve their skills on procedures they already have learned.

Medscape Drug Reference

Written specifically for clinicians and features more than 2100 generic-drug monographs and over-the-counter drugs, as well as more than 5000 corresponding brand-name drugs and herbals and supplements. The Medscape Drug Reference includes a Drug Interaction Checker that provides rapid access to tens of thousands of interactions between brand and generic drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and herbals and supplements.

The Medscape Reference articles are updated by means of several complementary processes, all of which leverage the skill and practical knowledge of our 7600+ Active Contributors. Our contributors include top physicians and pharmacists from leading academic medical centers in the US and worldwide and routinely provide updates to their articles based on new and significant changes. In addition, our Literature Survey Process systematically reviews the major medical and pharmacy journals, FDA announcements, and important practice guidelines for practice-changing information that is immediately added to the relevant topics.

The Medscape Reference Drug Data are updated on a continual basis by our staff pharmacists, with input from our Advisory Board members. The Medscape Drug Reference also utilizes data from First DataBank for patient handouts, drug images, and pricing.

The Medscape Reference topics are richly illustrated with over 30,000 clinical photos, radiographic images, and videos.