My new philosophy on links is to provide a couple good ones,
and let the reader do the rest. With that in mind, here are a few sites
I find helpful:
Federal Law and Regulation:
The FDA web site and the
FTC web site are useful sources of
information about each agency's activities and policies.
If you're interested in FDA law, you should consider membership in the
Food and Drug Law Institute.
The leading source of peer-reviewed publications and continuing medical
education on the Internet is
National Institutes of Health web site
has useful information on all areas of human health. People
interested in cancer should look at the
National Cancer Institute's new
CancerNetTM, a cancer
information service. Researchers may be interested in visiting
the National Library of
If you're interested in oncology, you should visit
ASCO Online, the web site of the American
Society of Clinical Oncology.
A number of sites are attempting to address the issues of health
care information quality on the Internet. Look at the
Internet Healthcare Coalition
for an educational approach, or the Health on
the Net Foundation for a code-of-practice approach.
An umbrella site with pointers to
many other government healthcare sites is
Technology, Government, and Civil Liberties:
Electronic Frontier Foundation is one of
the original Internet/computer civil liberties organizations.
Center for Democracy and Technology covers
computer-related civil liberties issues with a strong Washington-oriented
If you're interested in computer-related
privacy issues, the Electronic Privacy Information
Center has extensive materials on the topic.
The big proprietary legal databases
and print services aren't dead yet, but they're getting some competition
on the Internet. Check out what's available through
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Most recent update: Jan 2002