Listed below are links to terrific websites. Also listed are several fabulous books that we urge you to read.
Employee Research Tools
- Benefits Link
Offers numerous articles on employee benefit issues. Also, enables you to sign up for a daily email newsletter.
- Employee Benefit Institute of America
Supplies information on seminars and publications related to employee benefits. Also, allows you to sign up for a weekly newsletter and to search for articles.
- Employee Benefit Research Institute
- International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Provides, among other matters, information related to employee benefit plan issues, search capabilities for articles, and a bookstore on benefit textbooks.
- Kaiser Family Foundation
Tracks a number of health issues and health government programs.
Government and Legal Sites
- Economic Statistics Briefing Room
- FCC Daily Digest
- Findlaw: Internet Legal Resources
- Food and Drug Administration
Provides information on all products the FDA regulates, including prescription medications. Select “drugs”, and find information on a variety of prescription issues, including new drug approvals, drug shortages, etc
Contains key publications describing the government’s Medicare program and a frequently asked questions section.
- United States Code
- United States Department of Justice
Presciption Drug And Health Issues
- Consumers Union
Provides information on efficacy, safety and price for commonly prescribed drugs.
- Families USA
Comments on key health issues, including prescription drugs.
- Minnesota Seniors Federation
Offers web reimportation information on prescription drug programs, and the latest on reimportation policy.
- National Legislative Association on Prescription Drug Prices
Covers state legislation and litigation concerning prescription drugs and other health issues.
- Rx List
Provides an internet-based drug index that offers a list of the top 200 drugs dispensed, information on drug interactions, and major prescription industry headlines.
- State Health Facts
Provides free, up-to-date and easy-to-use data on health topics for all 50 states.
- Web MD
Offers information on numerous medical conditions.
- Worst Pills Best Pills (Public Citizen’s Health Research Group)
Offers an on-line or hard copy subscription providing up-to-date scientific research on numerous dangerous prescription drugs. Also offers email alerts about newly discovered drug dangers.
FABULOUS BOOKS YOU SHOULDN'T MISS
- Jerry Avorn, M.D.
"Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs"
- Marcia Angell, M.D.
"The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us And What To Do About It"
- Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D.
"On the Take: How Medicine's Complicity With Big Business Can Endanger Your Health"
- Clayton M. Christensen, Jerome H. Grossman, M.D. and Jason Hwang, M.D.
"The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care"
- Laura Katz Olson
"The Politics of Medicaid"