Vol. 8, No. 2, October 2005
The FDA plays a significant role in basic industries as pharmaceutical products for humans and animals, food production, medical devices, cosmetics and radiology. Because so much FDA regulation is organized by industry, their web site is also organized in this way. This site publishes a wide range of current and reliable agency materials
The National Library of Medicine is the world's largest medical library and creator of MEDLINE, a database which abstracts over 4,300 biomedical journals. NLM provides access to MEDLINE; MEDLINEplus, a consumer health resource; DIRLINE, a directory of health organizations; and additional medical resources accessible by subject.
This site provides a large collection of health policy and regulatory materials related to health care issues. It provides over 5,000 links to internal health policy and regulatory information, and links to federal law applicable to the topic. Online documents include Congressional testimony, legislation, recent court decisions, links to federal agency reports, and press releases. Included are links to HippoNews, a collection of news sources; HippoTalk, a forum for email notification of updates, questions and discussion; and Still Searching, a collection of policy and regulatory Internet search engines which allows for searches of the entire site. Don't let the whimsical hippo theme mislead you into thinking this is a "light" site.
This site was created by the American Health Lawyers Association and is provided to both members and nonmembers. It is intended for health lawyers, enabling them to obtain information on all the products and services offered by the Association, including publication and education program offerings, published briefs, "Ask Health Lawyers" documents, a National Job Bank, press releases, and a list of related web sites. Several well-known publications are available at this site: The Health Law Digest, providing case summaries and analyses, is available in abstract form and Health Lawyers News, a monthly publication, containing the latest developments in the health and health law fields, can be scanned quickly for the latest news in the field.
A good place to search archival information from this journal. You may only get abstracts for results, but you can take the citations and obtain full text elsewhere. This makes for a tighter, more efficient search. Some full text may be available for the years 1998 - 2005. Table of Contents are available as far back as 1966.
This site offers a wealth of information concerning the medical profession. Information on Doctors, new developments in medicine, and worthwhile information on health law and regulation is also available.