and Drug Administration
and Drug Administration ("FDA") plays a significant role in overseeing
basic industries such 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.
Library of Medicine ("NLM")
Library of Medicine ("NLM") 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.
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"
Health Lawyers Association
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 publications 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 this specialty.