A History of High-Quality Original Reporting

Drugwatch’s writers and editors adhere to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics and follow Associated Press Stylebook guidelines. Our commitment to accuracy, fairness and transparency is what sets us apart and why we have an excellent track record with national and international awards programs and professional societies.

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AACI Certified

The American Accreditation Commission International, or AACI, provides accreditation, certification and education to health care organizations. Being AACI certified means Drugwatch.com adheres to AACI’s standards and features trusted medical website content. This certification means our visitors can be confident that our medical information is objective, high-quality and transparent.

APEX 2021 Winner

2021 Apex Award

For more than 30 years, the APEX Awards have recognized excellence in publishing among corporate and nonprofit organizations. The annual awards evaluate digital and print media, websites, design, illustration and social media among other types of publications.

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2020 MarCom Awards

Judges of the 2020 MarCom Awards named Drugwatch as a Platinum Winner for its consequential reporting on the vaping industry’s marketing practices. The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals has been recognizing outstanding achievement and service to the communication profession with independent, fair and respected competition on an international level since 1994.

Digital Health Awards 2018 and 2023 winner

Fall 2018 and 2023 Digital Health Awards

Drugwatch won five Digital Health Awards from the Health Information Resource Center in 2018 and one in 2023. Digital Health Awards are presented twice a year by a panel of health technology experts and are based on content, format, delivery and quality. The awards program has been recognizing high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals for more than 20 years.

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Reviews, Ratings, Certificates & Accreditations

More than 80 readers and experts have left us positive reviews on external platforms such as Google My Business, Trustpilot, Facebook and the Better Business Bureau. Users rate our services as excellent and recommend us for the helpful resources we provide. Nonprofit organizations have certified that the quality medical information on Drugwatch.com is objective and transparent.

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Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau accredits companies based on its stringent criteria for ethical business practices and honest, transparent interaction with consumers. Drugwatch.com has received an A+ rating from the BBB and 4.94 stars from customer reviews. We continue to provide the highest quality resources for people who have been injured by a drug or defective medical device and have received zero customer complaints.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Certified in health literacy by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Drugwatch writers and researchers have extensive experience with communicating important public health issues. As a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC is responsible for the health and safety of the public. Health literacy courses are offered through CDC TRAIN to equip public health professionals with the skills they need to improve public health.

Expert Recommendations

“Drugwatch is a great source of information for patients and providers who care about the safety and effectiveness of all kinds of medical products. We’ve been glad to partner with them in our mutual efforts to get that essential information to the people who need it most.”
Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D., President of National Center for Health Research
“In an investigative report, Drugwatch scoured company documents ... The article is well researched, well written, and very alarming.”
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Award-Winning Writers & Editors

Throughout their distinguished careers, Drugwatch writers, researchers and editors have won notable awards for excellence in journalism and nursing. They have been nominated by their esteemed colleagues and recognized by respected organizations for their first-rate work, passion and unwavering commitment to protecting others.

Prestigious Awards

Emily Miller, Drugwatch.com Editor


Managing Editor Emily Miller won third place in the Breaking News Reporting category of the 2016 FSNA Journalism Contest. She received the award while working as a breaking news reporter for the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Tex Turner, Drugwatch.com Writer


Senior Writer Terry Turner won an Emmy Award in 2011 for “Kiss,” a TV episode he produced for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Pentagon Channel. He spent 12 years as a television, web and podcast producer for the news channel.

Amy Keller, Registered Nurse and Writer at Drugwatch.com


Registered Nurse Amy Keller was nominated by her peers to receive USF’s Nurse Alumni Nightingale award for excellence in nursing after she completed a 180-hour internship at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Senior Writer Michelle Llamas emphasizes how Drugwatch collaborates with other organizations that align with our mission in empowering people through their health.

Professional Societies & Accredited Organizations

We understand that nothing is more important than your health. Unfortunately, much of the health-related information available online is either unreliable or difficult to understand. In an effort to provide you with clear, accurate information and peace of mind, we have built relationships with some of the most authoritative organizations in the health care and medical writing industries.

Current and Past Memberships

Our writers and editors are members of highly regarded professional societies and have access to exclusive resources and professional development tools.

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Collaborations with National Organizations & Universities

As an organization that provides informational and legal resources, we rely on strong partnerships with influential leaders in patient education and advocacy.

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Works Published or Cited By Peer-Reviewed Journals & News Outlets

Peer-reviewed journals, national news outlets and professional societies trust that our reporting is accurate. They frequently cite and publish our articles and quote us as experts.

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