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History of Vaccines

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Provider: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Descriptions: The History of Vaccines is an award-winning informational, educational website created by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, one of the oldest medical societies in the United States. Timelines, articles and a gallery enhance the reader's knowledge and understanding of how vaccines work and the history of their development.
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Información de Gripe H1N1 – Ciudad de Houston

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Provider: City of Houston Dept. of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: Informacion en espanol del Ciudad de Houston que incluida una lista de signos clave de emergencia que requieren atención médica inmediata.
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Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)

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Provider: IDSA
Descriptions: Much information and many links to other useful resources about infectious diseases. Practice guidelines, many available for PDA download; fact sheets.
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Houston Area Red Cross

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Provider: American Red Cross
Descriptions: The Houston Red Cross provides location and contact information for its area chapters and indicates how to get help after a disaster, including an international service for finding family members. A number of downloadable, printable brochures are provided in English and Spanish, to aid citizens in preparing for various kinds of disaster situations, from hurricanes to hazardous substance releases to pandemics. The "Spotlight Links" give quick access to a number of these. The website includes safety tips for aquatic recreation, and information on classes in CPR and First Aid.
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H1N1 Flu Clinical and Public Health Guidance

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This (now archival) CDC page outlines the steps for medical professionals in identifying and treating cases of possible H1N1 influenza. For current information on influenza from CDC, go to the entry, CDC Seasonal Influenza.
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Flu.gov

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This DHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) website presents a wealth of information on the Avian and Swine Influenzas. This is, as the site declares, "one stop access to U.S. Government swine, avian and pandemic flu information." The site provides sections on: planning and preparation, from government to family level; tests, vaccines and medications; bird and animal issues; research activities; global activities; news and multimedia resources; economic impacts; and links to state government websites and contacts.
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WHO (World Health Organization)

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Provider: WHO
Descriptions: "WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends." Included: information on various health and disease topics; statistical information; documentation on WHO projects; country-specific information; WHO publications.
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UNAIDS (Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS)

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Provider: United Nations
Descriptions: This is the United Nations website devoted to the UN's and its partners' activities in response to the global AIDS epidemic and in support of its goal of halting and reversing the spread of AIDS by 2015. Information on care, support, testing, counseling, prevention, research, societal and cultural issues are to be found here, as well as free full text publications relating to all aspects of the epidemic.
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Kaiser Family Foundation website

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Provider: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Descriptions: This interactive site provides U.S. and global health news, facts, and statistical data on significant healthcare policy issues, trends and indicators. Health disparities and costs, the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, HIV/AIDS, women's healthcare policy and other topics are presented via data, data analysis, polling, news and opinion. Kaiser Health News is also a part of this website, accessible from the "Our Work" tab under Journalism.
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: The Food and Drug Administration states the main points of its very broad mission as: "...protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics and products that emit radiation." This website presents a large amount of useful consumer information and health-related news, as well as providing a public account of the FDA's many activities and efforts on behalf of the citizenry.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Provider: United States Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: This website emphasizes the Environmental Protection Agency's pledge to "protect human health and the environment." The latest EPA news is featured here, but more importantly, the site provides numerous in-depth topic sections: acid rain, asbestos, global warming, hazardous waste, human health, oil spills, etc.. Click at upper right to read the EPA's website in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean. Some topics include links to the text of relevant laws and regulations.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Disasters and Emergencies

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Provider: DHHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Descriptions: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Disasters and Emergencies page covers specific types of natural and man-made disasters, and is a portal linking to information resources for citizens, health professionals, federal, state and local governments, and businesses.
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Tropical Diseases (WHO)

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Provider: World Health Organization (WHO)
Descriptions: Fact sheets, statistics, information on WHO programs addressing prevention and control, and other publications from the World Health Organization on tropical diseases and neglected tropical diseases are available here.
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Texas Influenza Surveillance Information – Texas Department of State Health Services

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Provider: Texas Department of State Health Services
Descriptions: This page includes personal and family preparedness advice, information for health care professionals, and the Department's news on Swine Flu in the state of Texas, including school closings. Links to updated CDC information are also provided.
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Texas Department of State Health Services Center for Health Statistics

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Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System
Descriptions: "The DSHS Center for Health Statistics was established to provide a convenient access point for health-related data for Texas. Our objective is to be a source of information for assessment of community health and for public health planning. Our data are used to support research, grant applications and policy development and to provide rapid needs response to health emergencies." Statistical data provided by region in spreadsheet format.
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Texas Department of State Health Services

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Provider: Texas Health and Human Services System
Descriptions: A very broad spectrum of useful health-related resources and information for Texas residents is presented or linked to by this website. Browse or search for information on state regulations, diseases, statistics, consumer product safety, food and drug safety, immunization, professional licensing, social services- and much, much more.
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Fight the Flu Houston

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Provider: City of Houston Dept. of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: Local information on Influenza from the City of Houston, including where to get vaccinations, how to prevent the spread of the infection, and information for special segments of the population.
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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

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Provider: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Descriptions: FEMA's website contains guidelines for stocking basic emergency supplies, protecting one's home, property and pets, communications, evacuation routes, as well as on participating in an evacuation, and on how to apply for post-disaster help, with forms for doing so. Includes the complete booklet, "Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness" as a free download.
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DisasterAssistance.gov: Access to Disaster Help and Resources

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Provider: U.S. Government agencies
Descriptions: DisasterAssistance.gov is a secure, user-friendly U.S. Government web portal that consolidates disaster assistance information in one place. If you need assistance following a presidentially declared disaster— which has been designated for individual assistance— you can now to go to DisasterAssistance.gov to register online. Local resource information to help keep citizens safe during an emergency is also available. Currently, 17 U.S. Government agencies, which sponsor almost 60 forms of assistance, contribute to the portal.
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Disaster Psychiatry Handbook

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Provider: American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Foundation
Descriptions: This brief handbook, full of authoritative references and written for psychiatric health professionals, contains chapters on cultural and ethnic considerations, medico-legal issues, communicating through the media, and providing guidance for parents and caregivers.
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Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: DIMRC is tasked with the effective collection, organization, and dissemination of health information for natural, accidental, or deliberate disasters. DIMRC is committed to providing this essential information as part of the Federal effort to help prepare, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the adverse health effects of disasters in conjunction with Federal, State, local government, private organizations, and local communities. Included with this resource is the Resource Guide for Public Health Preparedness.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: A good source of up-to-date consumer health information, as well as practitioner- and research-oriented and statistical public health information.
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U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts Beta

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Provider: United States Census Bureau
Descriptions: QuickFacts provides various local-level views of community characteristics through key demographic variables. Search by U.S. city or town, county, state or ZIP Code. This data can support efforts to tailor health education and communication to particular audiences, so they receive critical public health information in a format that is relevant, intelligible and timely.
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CDC Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This web page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maps influenza activity around the world, updated weekly. It also provides guidance for health care professionals and the public.
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CDC Radiation Emergencies Fact Sheets

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This sector of the CDC website on radiation emergencies is a prime resource on radiation disasters for public health professionals, emergency responders and individual healthcare practitioners. It presents patient and management information, guidelines and recommendations, and links to additional online training resources, including short videos. Some fact sheets contain general information suitable for the layman: being prepared, sheltering in place and other protective measures, facts about contamination levels and substances in food and water, the difference between contamination and exposure, and more.
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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) provides a website of useful fact sheets on the hazards of, and how to prepare for, natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires etc. with a particular focus on safeguarding health of people and pets in the aftermath of such events. Some sections are also posted in Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole and Portuguese.
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CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response: Hurricane Information for Health Care Professionals

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Descriptions: This is the area of CDC's disaster resources for the use of health care professionals, dealing with infection control, public health surveillance, displacement and licensure issues, handling of human remains, and safety considerations for bringing equipment and facilities back into service after a hurricane or other disaster.
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Better Data, Better Health

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Provider: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Descriptions: This website contains data sets, reports and rankings that include information on the quality of care delivery, patient outcomes, and patient feedback on physicians, hospitals, and cost. A "data hub" provides interactive graphics of state populations broken out by ethnicity, educational attainment, and age group for a number of healthcare measures, such as rates of the uninsured, portion of state budgets spent on healthcare, healthcare quality, and more. The focus of this website is discussion and demonstration of how "big data" can serve to improve health care in the United States.
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Asian American Health

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Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This Web resource on Asian-American Health is designed as an information portal for issues affecting the health and well-being, and to increase public awareness of the health concerns of this sector of the U.S population. Provides links to an assortment of documents, websites, databases and other resources.
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Ready America

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Provider: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Descriptions: "Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed" are the main headings here. Content is viewable in twelve languages other than English. Numerous checklists, brochures and documents are available for free download, to help citizens of diverse population groups in planning and preparing for a wide variety of disaster situations.
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PHPartners

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Provider: PHPartners Editorial Board
Descriptions: Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet. Collaborating organizations include: the American Public Health Association, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medical Library Association, National Library of Medicine, and the Public Health Foundation. The site serves as a portal for information compiled with the intention of helping the public health workforce find and use information effectively to the end of improving and protecting the public's health. The site provides links to information in several categories, including: health promotion and education; literature and guidelines; health data tools and statistics; grants and funding; and education and training.
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American Veterinary Medical Association: Disaster Preparedness

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Provider: AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
Descriptions: The AVMA has posted a large amount of detailed, very useful information on providing for pets and livestock in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency- before, during and after- in the form of printable brochures and a comprehensive booklet for animal owners called "Saving the Whole Family." These documents are provided in Spanish as well as English. For veterinary professionals, the Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide (over 400 pages) is freely available from the website for download or printing. A brochure aimed at veterinary practices and helpful for disaster planning is provided. See the AVMA Collections page for more publications and information on disaster preparedness. Selected links for both pet owners (pet care, FAQ's) and professionals (associations, government agencies) can be found here also.
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NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)

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Provider: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Descriptions: The NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) website links or provides direct access to information on hazardous substances, permissible exposure limits and emergency procedures, as well as on other occupational safety issues. NIOSH publishes Alerts and a downloadable Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, its Manual of Analytical Methods, and databases like the Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances.
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Grey Literature Report

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Provider: New York Academy of Medicine Library
Descriptions: The Grey Literature Report is a bimonthly publication of The New York Academy of Medicine Library focused primarily on health services research and public health topics. Grey literature includes non-conventional, non-commercial publications and ephemera: pre-prints, statistical or technical reports, technical standards and specifications, theses, conference proceedings, translations, bibliographies, and government reports and documents. Search for content by title, author or keyword. Many or most of the publications are freely available online, with links provided.
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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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Provider: NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
Descriptions: An agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) "...conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases." Publications and reports, information on clinical studies, and general information on conditions and diseases falling within its scope of research. NIAID's scope has expanded to also include biodefense/bioterror issues in recent years.
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GreenFILE (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: GreenFILE contains records covering the human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green buildings, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Indexing and abstracts of more than 538,000 records, and full text of approximately 5,800 open-access publications.
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Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)

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Provider: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
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Descriptions: GHDx is a catalog of the world's health and demographic data. Use the GHDx to research population census data, surveys, registries, indicators and estimates, administrative health data, and financial data related to health. The provider, the IHME, is an educational and research public health organization, and provides fellowships at the bachelor's and graduate levels. IHME publishes the BioMed Central journal, Population Health Metrics, and various open-access reports. There are many interesting resources here. Users should visit the Data Visualizations page and see other items listed under the "Tools" tab.
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ebrary

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: A collection of medical and life science e-books. Link to a quick guide and a training video from the ebrary home page. To make full use of ebrary, create a personal account. Go to ebrary's Help documentation for detailed information on setting up a personal account and on the features registration makes available. These include highlighting and annotation, creating a virtual bookshelf, linking out to other resources, copy and paste, printing up to 60 pages per session, sharing, and using RefWorks with this resource. Ebrary was added to the collection with funds donated by The Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library.
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DPDx – Laboratory Identification of Parasites of Public Health Concern

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Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Descriptions: Sections of this CDC resource, developed and maintained by CDC’s Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (DPDM), include: Parasites and Parasitic Diseases/Parasites and Health; Diagnostic Procedures; Diagnostic Assistance; a section on training materials and announcements; and the Parasite Image Library. Includes information of interest to consumers as well as health professionals. Most images and material are in the public domain; to re-use, simply cite the source. A few images do require permissions to re-publish. Researchers may also contribute images to the database by contacting the DPDx team- see About DPDx for information. Includes instructions for specimen collection and shipping to CDC, under Diagnostic Procedures.
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MCH Library (Maternal & Child Health Library at Georgetown University)

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Provider: Georgetown University
Descriptions: The MCH Library develops knowledge paths, bibliographies, and other information resources. It is provided by the Mary C. Egan Maternal and Child Health Library, one of six Georgetown University libraries. This gateway site offers a compilation of maternal-child health information updated frequently, and also offers paths to information available from other websites. A Community Services Locator feature guides users to sources of support for mothers and children on the local level, in areas like child care, education and special needs, family and parenting issues, health, and financial support.
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Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations

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Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Descriptions: The Orange Book provides updated information on prescription, over-the-counter and discontinued FDA-approved drug products. It can be searched and consulted online, or the annual edition and monthly cumulative supplements can be downloaded in .pdf format. The Electronic Orange Book provides daily updates of new generic drug approvals. Search by active ingredient, proprietary name, patent, application number or application holder. If a newly-approved drug product is not turned up in the search, use the search box at top right of the page to find results from the Orange Book's monthly supplements and other FDA sources.
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AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

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Provider: AHRQ
Descriptions: AHRQ conducts and supports health services research on clinical outcomes, quality, cost, use of resources, and access to care. Findings from AHRQ-supported health services research are used by clinicians, patients, health system leaders, and others to help them make more informed health care decisions. Many resources are provided here, including a free health information technology toolbox.
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