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What You're Reading - December 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of December, 2011.

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What You're Reading - November 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of November, 2011.

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What You're Reading - October 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of October, 2011.

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IOM Elects 65 New Members, Five Foreign Associates
Released: 10/17/2011

The IOM announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates on October 17 in conjunction with its 41st annual meeting. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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Few Health Problems Are Caused By Vaccines, IOM Report Finds
Released: 8/25/2011

An analysis of more than 1,000 research articles concluded that few health problems are caused by or clearly associated with vaccines, according to a new IOM report.

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Experts Explore Digital Technologies' Potential to Improve Health Care
Released: 5/23/2011

Digital technology is transforming many arenas, including health care. The new proceedings of a series of workshops held by the IOM in 2010 presents the insights and perspectives of a range of experts on what is necessary to enable health care professionals and organizations to harness the full potential of new digital technologies to increase efficiency and generate and apply knowledge to real-time care decisions.

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Health Experts’ Insights on Promising Methods To Improve Health Care Value Summarized in New Report
Released: 2/24/2011

Health care spending is one of the fastest growing contributors to government debt. According to the Congressional Budget Office, federal spending on health care will double in the next 10 years, consuming 27 percent of the budget by 2020. A new workshop summary from the Institute of Medicine presents expert insights from physicians, nurses, patients, hospital administrators, health economists, employers, insurers, and others on the size and nature of wasted resources in the health care system and how to improve health care value.

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Report Offers FDA A Framework for Evaluating Ethical Issues When Deciding Whether to Require Postmarketing Studies of Drugs
Released: 7/9/2010

A new letter report from the IOM recommends a conceptual framework to help the U.S. Food and Drug Administration evaluate the ethical issues involved in determining whether companies should start or continue clinical trials on approved drugs and in ensuring that these studies are ethically conducted. FDA has recently gained enhanced authority to require drug companies to undertake studies of their products after they are put on the market, which presents the agency with additional challenges.

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IOM Report Recommends Framework to Evaluate Science Behind Health Claims for Foods and Drugs; Calls for Equal Rigor in Assessing Food Claims and Drug Approvals
Released: 5/12/2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should apply the same rigor to evaluating the science behind claims of foods' and nutritional supplements' health benefits as it devotes to assessing medication and medical technology approvals, says the IOM's report Evaluation of Biomarkers and Surrogate Endpoints in Chronic Disease.

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