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HSTAT – Health Services/Technology Assessment Text

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Provider: National Library of Medicine and National Center for Biotechnology Information
Descriptions: HSTAT is “...a free, Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health care decision making. HSTAT's audience includes health care providers, health service researchers, policy makers, payers, consumers and the information professionals who serve these groups… Citations within HSTAT documents that also have a PubMed or PubMed Central record are hyperlinked accordingly from the reference list.” AHRQ evidence reports and reviews, documents from the National Guideline Clearinghouse, NIH reports, and Reports of the Surgeon General are some of the documents accessible from this website.
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HHS.gov: Disclosures for Emergency Preparedness – A Decision Tool

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: To guide you in determining how the Privacy Rule applies to the disclosure in question, this tool focuses on the source of the information being disclosed, to whom the information is being disclosed, and the purpose of the information being disclosed. To make your determination, go to the question that is most relevant to your emergency preparedness planning need and follow the information flow to find the appropriate answer.
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Healthy People 2020

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This DHHS website outlines the objectives for 2020 in the ongoing Healthy People initiative to promote health and prevent diseases.
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HealthFinder.gov

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: HealthFinder.gov is an award-winning website for consumers, coordinated by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP)and the National Health Information Center. Since 1997, HealthFinder.gov has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. HealthFinder.gov links to carefully selected information and websites from over 1,600 health-related organizations. The site translates into Spanish.
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HealthCare.gov

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: HealthCare.gov is a one-stop shop for learning about available health insurance coverage, based on location, state of health, and other criteria. It includes links to healthcare facilities that accept the uninsured-- "self-pay" patients and those who cannot afford to pay. HealthCare.gov is also a place to check for answers to questions about the Affordable Care Act, and to use an interactive timeline detailing the implementation of its most important provisions. Different topics under "Comparing Care Providers" link to the Medicare website, to other sections of this site, or to the DHHS website, where users can learn about physicians or types of healthcare facilities.
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Health Reform in Action

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Provider: WhiteHouse.gov
Descriptions: This page at the White House's website outlines the President's health care agenda.
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Health Information Technology for the Future of Health and Care

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Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This HHS website is a portal to information on health IT grant programs, electronic health record privacy and security issues, the Nationwide Health Information Network, the Federal Health Information Technology Standards Committee, and other relevant government resources. Health information technology (health IT) makes it possible for health care providers to better manage patient care through secure use and sharing of health information. Health IT includes the use of electronic health records (EHRs) instead of paper medical records to maintain people's health information.
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Grants.gov

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Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/Grants.gov
Descriptions: Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. This site does not cover individual/personal financial assistance grants.
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GPO Access (Government Printing Office)

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Provider: U.S. Government Printing Office
Descriptions: The GPO Access site has been replaced by FDsys.
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Genomics.Energy.Gov

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Provider: U.S. Department of Energy
Descriptions: Genome projects of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, founder of the Human Genome Project... The site is a portal to sites on the Human Genome Project, data from the Microbial Genome Program, and the Genomic Science Program. It also provides a link to a genomics image gallery.
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Gene Gateway: Exploring Genes and Genetic Disorders

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Provider: genomics.energy.gov
Descriptions: The Gene Gateway is a collection of guides and tutorials for the investigation of various aspects of genetics data and information through databases located on the Worldwide Web. Guide sections include links to the resources, and are as follows: Gene and Protein Database Guide; Bioinformatics Tools; Genetic Disorder Guide; Sample Profiles of Genes and Genetic Disorders; Chromosome Viewer; and Evaluating Medical Information on the Web.
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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

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Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
Descriptions: The USGS researches, monitors trends, and provides impartial scientific information on geologic topics, from Earth's ecosystems and environment to natural hazards like volcano and earthquake activity, floods, storms and drought, to the impacts of climate and land-use change on natural resources, to the geomagnetic field and meteorite activity.
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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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THOMAS

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Provider: Library of Congress
Descriptions: Until the end of 2014, the Library of Congress will continue to provide this searchable portal to a wide range of Congressional documents and activities-- directories, bills and resolutions, committee reports, treaties, the Congressional Record's Daily Digest, the U.S. Code, primary historical resources like the Federalist Papers-- and also links with other sites, most notably USA.gov, the official gateway to all US government information. After 2014, the new site for all this information will be Congress.gov (currently http://beta.congress.gov ).
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Texas Recovery Act (ARRA) Funding

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Provider: National Institutes of Health/U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Descriptions: This NIH/DHHS page lists the categories of grant funding available to the State of Texas from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
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Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

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Provider: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
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Descriptions: The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from all three branches of the federal government. It contains descriptive records for historical and current publications, and provides direct links to those available online.   All records generated since July 1976 are included, and the CGP is updated daily. Eventually the catalog will include records for publications dating back to the late 1800s, making it the central point for locating both new and historical Government publications. Until then, for publications issued before 1976, a printed Monthly Catalog of U. S. Government Publications, should be consulted. This publication, CGP's predecessor, is available at any Federal Depository Library. To locate the depository nearest you, use GPO's Locate Libraries service at: http://catalog.gpo.gov/fdlpdir/public.jsp .   The CGP provides Basic, Advanced, and Expert search options. Searches can be narrowed to specific collections or formats, such as maps, Congressional, or Internet publications. Search results or selected records can be e-mailed.
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HealthCare.gov

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
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Descriptions: This is the U.S. government location that helps you put the Affordable Care Act into practice. Here you can shop the health insurance marketplace, find the plan that best fits your situation, and enroll for coverage. Information provided is available in English and Spanish, with some resources available in Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Creole and Polish. Find plans for individuals and families, and plans for small businesses. Read about your rights and protections. Fill out information that the site will use to guide you toward the benefits you're qualified for. Get your questions answered using the Search box. Open enrollment will begin annually in October. In the first enrollment period that started Oct. 1, 2013, the open enrollment period does not end until March 31, 2014.
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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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FedStats

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Provider: FedStats
Descriptions: From health to forests, food consumption to criminal justice, this is an invaluable, user-friendly gateway to hundreds of government and agency sources for U.S. statistical data accessible by topic, geographic location, or federal agency. Links to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, also.
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FDsys

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Provider: U.S. Government Printing Office
Descriptions: In Beta stage at this writing, FDsys is the new Government Printing Office (GPO) website, which will soon contain all the information from the old GPO site and will incorporate more up-to-date features, like the capability to search all content from a single search box. Presidential documents are posted here, often within days of their inception. This is the best location for finding Congressional bills, documents, hearings and reports, as well as the Congressional Record.
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FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health

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Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Descriptions: This FDA portal for the medical device industry and consumers links the user to information on medical devices (both approved and recalled), medical imaging and radiation safety, full text regulations, and more.
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FCC Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau

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Provider: Federal Communications Commission
Descriptions: This federal agency's mission is: "To collaborate with the public safety community, industry and other government entities to license, facilitate, restore and recover communications services used by the citizens of the United States, including first responders, before, during and after emergencies by disseminating critical information to the public and by implementing the Commission's policy initiatives." The home page links to targeted sections for healthcare providers, persons with disabilities, first responders and 911 call centers. The website also clearly presents the reporting system to be followed in an emergency, including contact information of FCC officials. Sections on policy, emergency planning, hurricanes, pandemics, suggested planning activities for regions and states, links to state offices of emergency management, tips on communication in emergencies and more can be found here.
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Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform

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Provider: The Brookings Institution
Descriptions: The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. The Brookings Institution seeks to present innovative and practical recommendations for public policy based on independent research. As a part of the Brookings Institution, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform "provides practical solutions to achieve high-quality, innovative, affordable health care with particular emphasis on identifying opportunities on the national, state and local levels."
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Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery – NN/LM SCR

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Provider: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region
Descriptions: This agency's page is a portal linking to a variety of emergency/disaster resources, notably its own NN/LM Emergency Preparedness and Response Toolkit. Categories of resources included here are: Federal Government; Libraries, Schools and Medical Associations; People Locator; Animal Health; and miscellaneous Other Resources.
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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 Planning for Home Health Care Providers

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Provider: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Descriptions: This document provides some checklist items and guidelines for assisting the homebound patient in preparing for disasters and in evacuation readiness. A form is included for entering essential data like personal medical information and a personal emergency contacts list.
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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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CyberCemetery

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Provider: University of North Texas Libraries/U.S. Government Printing Office
Descriptions: The CyberCemetery was established in 1997 to archive the websites of U.S. Government agencies, committees, commissions, departments etc. that would otherwise have disappeared from the Internet when the organizations became defunct. It also serves as a depository for content of more enduring government websites that is either eliminated or replaced by each new administration. Search or browse this collection of agencies, etc. by name, date of expiration or branch of government, or use keywords in the search box.
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ClinicalTrials.gov

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Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: Provides information on clinical trials sponsored by federal agencies like NIH and on trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. Most clinical trials in the database are located in the US and Canada. Included: purpose of the trial, who may participate, locations, and contact information for learning details.
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National Security Archive

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Provider: George Washington University/National Security Archive
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Descriptions: The National Security Archive is an independent, non-governmental research institute and library located at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Archive collects and publishes declassified documents acquired through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), serving the public and facilitating investigative journalism. A tax-exempt public charity, the Archive receives no U.S. government funding, but is supported by publication royalties and donations from foundations and individuals.
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Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

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Provider: FDA
Descriptions: "CBER is the Center within FDA that regulates biological products for human use under applicable federal laws, including the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act." CBER reports on the availability, recall and approval of such products, like recombinant DNA proteins, blood, vaccine and tissue. As the regulator, CBER provides legal and best practices information for the biologics it oversees, including xenotransplantation. Guidance is provided here for consumers, health professionals and the biologics industry itself. Interested users can sign up for RSS feeds, podcasts and a mailing list.
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

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Provider: U.S. General Services Administration/U.S. Government Printing Office
Descriptions: This is a primary starting point for locating appropriate federal grant funding. This website, in addition to being the primary format of the Catalog, also offers an FAQ and guidance on writing grant applications.
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Cancer.gov

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Provider: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Descriptions: This comprehensive website from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) links the user to detailed information on cancer types, clinical trials, cancer statistics, and funding and research. An agency of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, NCI conducts and supports cancer research as well as providing in-depth information on all aspects of these diseases to the public, including rehabilitation and ongoing care. NCI has launched several programs like the pilot Community Cancer Centers Program with the purpose of bringing improved care to more Americans and promoting international collaboration and cooperation among practitioners and researchers.
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Cancer Genome Anatomy Project (CGAP)

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Provider: National Cancer Institute
Descriptions: This is a section of the National Cancer Institute website designed specifically for researchers. "The goal of the NCI's Cancer Genome Anatomy Project is to determine the gene expression profiles of normal, precancer, and cancer cells, leading eventually to improved detection, diagnosis, and treatment for the patient. By collaborating with scientists worldwide, CGAP seeks to increase its scientific expertise and expand its databases for the benefit of all cancer researchers. Interconnected modules provide access to all CGAP data, bioinformatics... and biological resources, allowing the user to find "in silico" answers to biological questions in a fraction of the time it once took in the laboratory."
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Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Provider: U.S. Department of Labor
Descriptions: This is the authoritative source of monthly and annual economic and employment/unemployment data, ranging from trade price indexes to workplace injury data, for the United States.
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NLM Gallery of Mobile App’s and Sites

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This is the hub for launching or installing the mobile websites and applications of about twenty National Library of Medicine databases, including ToxNet, Drug Information Portal, PubMed, DailyMed, MedlinePlus, and Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM).
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RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER)

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Provider: National Institutes of Health
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Descriptions: NIH's Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) facilitates access to information on NIH-funded research activities, including NIH expenditures and the results of NIH-supported research. NIH RePORTER allows users to search a repository of both intra- and extra-mural NIH-funded research projects dating back 25 years, and to access the resulting publications and patents. RePORTER also provides access to data on research funded by other government agencies, including the CDC, the AHRQ, and the Department of Veterans' Affairs.  RePORTER replaced the CRISP database in 2009.
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Biomedical Beat: a monthly digest of of research news from NIGMS

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Provider: National Institute of General Medical Sciences/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This is a biomedical sciences newsletter on NIGMS-funded research. This National Institutes of Health division funds research in the following areas: cell biology, biophysics, genetics, developmental biology, pharmacology, physiology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics and computational biology. Links to sections on research funding opportunities, free publications, and training and other educational grants are made accessible in tabs. In addition, an image library is provided. The newsletter is not copyrighted; articles may be freely reproduced elsewhere; re-use of images requires permissions. This newsletter offers RSS feed access.
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NCBI Bookshelf

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Provider: National Center for Biotechnology Information
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Descriptions: Collaborating with authors and publishers, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) adapts biomedical books for the web. They may either be accessed via direct search or via "Books" links in PubMed abstracts. There are more than 1,400 open-access titles in the Bookshelf. Browse by date, title, subject, publisher and document type. Among the titles are guides to using NCBI databases and sites, Surgeon General reports, and information from various agencies.
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Science.gov

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Provider: usa.gov
Descriptions: Science.gov searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including R&D results.
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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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Researchmatch.org

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Provider: National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources
Descriptions: This website from Department of Health and Human Service's Clinical and Translational Science Awards consortium is for researchers recruiting subjects, and for those who would like to volunteer to participate in clinical and other health studies. (University of Texas Health Science Center Houston's Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences and UT Medical Branch's Institute for Translational Sciences are members of CTSA.) Institutions and potential volunteers register here; personal information of volunteers is kept secure. "Anyone can join ResearchMatch. Many studies are looking for healthy people... while some are looking for people with specific health conditions. ResearchMatch can help ‘match’ you with any type of research study, ranging from surveys to clinical trials, always giving you the choice to decide what studies may interest you."
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Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health

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Provider: Portland State University
Descriptions: From the website: The Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health was established in 1984 at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education, and the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Center is dedicated to promoting effective community-based, culturally competent, family-centered services for families and their children who are, or may be affected by mental, emotional or behavioral disorders. This goal is accomplished through collaborative research partnerships with family members, service providers, policy makers, and other concerned persons.
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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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Public Health Genomics

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Provider: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Descriptions: The CDC presents links and resources for consumers and health professionals here. Topics include genetic counseling and testing, newborn screening, population research, genomics and more.
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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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Office of Rare Diseases Research

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Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: "The ORDR [Office of Rare Diseases Research] Web site aims to answer questions about rare diseases and the activities of the ORDR for patients, their families, healthcare providers, researchers, educators, students, and anyone with concern for and interest in rare diseases. The site provides information about ORDR-sponsored biomedical research, scientific conferences, and rare and genetic diseases. It also serves as a portal to information on major topics of interest to the rare diseases community."
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Office of Dietary Supplements

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Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: The National Institutes of Health provide this website in large part to protect consumers and help them to make reasoned choices on dietary supplements. Find downloadable Fact Sheets on about 75 herbal and chemical supplements; also included are news items and health information, safety tips and fraud warnings, and links out to information provided by FDA and USDA websites.
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American Indian Health

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Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health
Descriptions: This website is designed as an "information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians." The website provides links to information on health topics, statistical information and health programs and services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Also includes links to tribal government websites and information on traditions and practices of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit

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Provider: National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)
Descriptions: This website from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) contains useful resources on preparing plans to meet any kind of disaster-- storms and flooding, earthquakes, terrorism, pandemics-- and links to many governmental and outside sources. In addition to providing a clearly organized site, to help the new user navigate the website, a video tutorial has been posted.
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NITRC: The Source for Neuroimaging Tools and Resources

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Provider: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse
Descriptions: Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) is sponsored by the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research. It offers the neuroscience community free databases and applications for imaging, a forum and a news feed. Researchers can look for applications based on their attributes and popularity, and can also compare similar utilities, check on software development stages, and submit their own databases and applications for sharing. Many links to related resources are also provided here.
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NIH VideoCasting and Podcasting

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Provider: Center for Information Technology, National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This is a service of the NIH's Center for Information Technology, a growing, searchable collection of National Institutes of Health and Health and Human Services streaming videos and podcasts. Thousands of lectures (including some Grand Rounds), meetings and special events are made available here. Most are open for worldwide public viewing (RealPlayer required.) A minority are restricted to agency employees and clearly marked as such. Lectures and events are also presented live via this site. Reading the FAQ section and testing before playing to an audience is advised. These presentations average about an hour in length and span a wide array of topics.
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NIH Health Information

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Provider: National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: Developed by NIH, the U.S. Government's health research agency, this site provides links to articles, research, news, and guides to finding reliable Internet health information. The site is divided into sections on body systems, health and wellness, conditions and diseases, and procedures. Also provides information organized according to user category: children and teens, men, women, minorities, and seniors.
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National Weather Service Forecast Office – Houston/Galveston, Texas

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Provider: NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Descriptions: This is the National Weather Service page for our area. Contains various types of forecasts, imagery, tropical weather updates and more.
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National Science Foundation

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Provider: National Science Foundation
Descriptions: The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers full grant-funding information to the research community- from opportunity, to application deadline, to awards. NSF policy on data sharing and data management are also provided here. Those seeking grant information may want to go straight to the Site Map for faster navigation to their areas of interest. The NSF funds approximately 10,000 new scientific grant awards annually for research in a variety of scientific fields. To the general public, the NSF site provides a multimedia gallery of news, speeches and lectures, special reports and overviews of NSF research.
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National Pesticide Information Center

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Provider: Oregon State University and US Environmental Protection Agency
Descriptions: NPIC provides comprehensive, objective scientific information on pesticides and related topics to enable citizens to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. The website provides links to many resources, including MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets); product label information; fact sheets from various government agencies; contact information for manufacturers; EPA regulations; and emergency resources.
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National Institute on Aging

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Provider: U.S. National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: "NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research." A large number of free publications, some provided in Spanish, are available for downloading. These include fact sheets, reports and a short e-book, Alzheimer's Disease: Unraveling the Mystery. Links to information about research projects, trials, health- and aging-related organizations, and other related resources are provided.
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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: NINDS conducts, funds and guides research on the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders and stroke, and supports related basic research.
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National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

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Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: "The Institute plans, conducts, fosters and supports an integrated and coordinated program of basic research, clinical investigations and trials, observational studies, and demonstration and education projects." There is a wealth of information here, through links and integral content, for patients, researchers and health care professionals. Includes information on new clinical trials and provides links to individual clinical trial websites. For consumers, there is a special Health Information Network one can sign up for, which will then feed only the information of particular interest to the individual user.
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American FactFinder

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Provider: U.S. Census Bureau
Descriptions: Contains population, economic, housing and geographic data based on the latest Decennial Census. Includes interactive maps, downloadable summaries, reports and useful links to related information.
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American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Facts

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Provider: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Descriptions: The AAMC posts online some of the useful data it gathers on US medical education-- enrollment, matriculation and residency applicants by school, specialty and gender. Links are provided for purchase of its other indispensable data compilations. "Through its many programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions."
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Grey Literature Report in Public Health

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Provider: New York Academy of Medicine
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Descriptions: The Grey Literature Report provides links to publications, primarily reports and surveys, generated by government departments and agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, businesses and industry worldwide. These publications cover timely and important issues in healthcare, health policy and public health. Most of the material covered by this bimonthly report is not available through commercial channels of publishing and distribution and is not indexed elsewhere.
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Federal Register

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Provider: National Archives and Records Administration
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Descriptions: Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. Frequently requested materials from the Federal Register include grant information and Relative Value Units (RVU), also known as the Unique Physician Fee Schedule.
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FDsys

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Provider: U.S. Government Printing Office
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Descriptions: FDsys is the new Government Printing Office (GPO) site, incorporating all information from the old GPO site and upgrading it with features-- like the single search box for searching all content. This is also the first-hand location for access to Congressional bills, hearings, reports, other miscellaneous documents from Congress, the Congressional Record, and Presidential documents.
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Drug Information Portal

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: This site provides the public, healthcare professionals and researchers with a convenient gateway to current and accurate drug information from the National Library of Medicine, as well as links to drug information from the FDA and CDC, PubMed and MedlinePlus.
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Disaster Information Management Research Center

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Provider: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services/National Library of Medicine
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Descriptions: The DIMRC is tasked with the effective collection, organization, and dissemination of health information for natural, accidental, or deliberate disasters. From this site a great deal of information is accessible. It links to many topics, tools, literature resources and resources for specialists, organizations, government databases and information about disaster-focused government projects and research, and public health information. It also provides links to mobile disaster resources.
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National Center for Health Statistics

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Provider: CDC/NCHS
Descriptions: National Center for Health Statistics, under the CDC, provides links to all the Vital Statistics series, National Health Statistics Reports, National Health Care Surveys, birth and mortality records, etc. that are available online from the U.S. Government.
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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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Provider: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Descriptions: NASA's fascinating website shares a wealth of information with the public, using multimedia formats, on NASA's past, current and future research and space missions.
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Nanotechnology at NIH

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Provider: National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This website from the National Institutes of Health demonstrates what nanotechnology is; provides information about potential applications of nanotechnology in detecting, preventing, and treating illnesses; describes some of the research being conducted in the United States; and offers links to nanotechnology resources on the web.
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MyHealtheVet

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Provider: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Descriptions: The Veterans Administration's site for veterans' healthcare and personal medical records access.
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Medicare.gov – Nursing Home Compare

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Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions: This website provides a means to research and compare the quality ratings of nursing homes. Search for local facilities and view their ratings based on health inspection, staffing and quality measures that reflect the general well-being of residents. A link to the free "Medicare's Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home" is provided under Help & Resources/Publications.
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Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications

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Provider: National Library of Medicine
Descriptions: A research and development division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the Lister Hill Center conducts and supports research and development in the dissemination of high quality imagery, medical language processing, high-speed access to biomedical information, intelligent database systems development, multimedia visualization, knowledge management, data mining and machine-assisted indexing. A diverse staff with backgrounds in medicine, computer science, library and information sciences, linguistics, cognitive science, education, and engineering are committed to maintaining the Lister Hill Center's leadership position in biomedical information research and development.
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ITIS: Integrated Taxonomic Information System

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Provider: ITIS.gov
Descriptions: "Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world... The ITIS is the result of a partnership of federal agencies formed to satisfy their mutual needs for scientifically credible taxonomic information."
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Digital National Security Archive

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Provider: National Security Archive/ProQuest
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Descriptions: This subscription resource provides coverage of more than 90,000 primary source documents on U.S. policy decisions, culled from the curated collections of the National Security Archive.
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Compilation of Presidential Documents

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Provider: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
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Descriptions: The Compilation of Presidential Documents is a collection of the Weekly and Daily Compilations of Presidential Documents, which consist of materials released by the White House Press Secretary, including speeches, news conferences, weekly addresses, executive orders, statements, nominations, proclamations, informal remarks and more. Contains documents from 1993- present.
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FDA Maude Database

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Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Descriptions: MAUDE stands for Manufacturer And User Device Experience. Each year, the FDA receives several hundred thousand medical device reports (MDRs) of suspected device-associated deaths, serious injuries and malfunctions. The FDA uses MDRs to monitor device performance, detect potential device-related safety issues, and contribute to benefit-risk assessments of these products. The MAUDE database houses MDRs submitted to the FDA by mandatory reporters 1 (manufacturers, importers and device user facilities) and voluntary reporters such as health care professionals, patients and consumers. Some information dates back as far as 1991. Updates are posted weekly. Zip file format of Maude data is available for downloading.
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FDA Drugs: Information for Healthcare Professionals

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Provider: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Descriptions: Use the prominent links to navigate to various sections of FDA Drugs: Drug Recalls, Drug Shortages, Drug Safety Communications, Medication Errors, and more. Drug Info Rounds contains instructive videos for practicing pharmacists. MedWatch is the safety and adverse event reporting mechanism, and one can sign up for email or RSS feed of MedWatch updates.  This site is somewhat complex, linking to a wealth of information and many different sections within FDA Drugs, but is easy to navigate via the "breadcrumbs" posted at the top, showing the user the path already taken. Tabs along the top lead to sections devoted to other areas of regulation under the FDA's purview, such as cosmetics, food, radiation-emitting products and medical devices.
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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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