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CDC Wonder

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Provider: CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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Descriptions: CDC WONDER -- Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research -- is a menu-driven system that makes the information resources of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) available to public health professionals and the public. It provides access to a wide array of public health information. Public-use data sets about mortality , cancer incidence, HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, vaccinations, natality, census data and many other topics are available for query, and the requested data are readily summarized and analyzed in dynamically calculated statistics, charts and maps. The data is compatible with desktop applications such as word processors, spreadsheet programs, or statistical and geographic analysis packages. File formats include plain text (ASCII), web pages (HTML), and spreadsheet files (Tab Separated Values).
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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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