HealthESites
February 14, 2001
Vol. 2, No. 6
ISSN 1530-3608
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The News
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F.D.A. WARNS OCEAN SPRAY ON SITE
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has told Ocean Spray
Cranberries to stop making unproven health claims for its juices
on its Web site. Ocean Spray has complied, but some worry about
the FDA overseeing Web sites.
Source: New York Times - Feb. 14, 2001
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/14/technology/14FOOD.html


GENOME SEQUENCE AVAILABLE ON THE WEB
Two different Web sites offer free, public access to sequences of
the human genome. The site mentioned by Reuters is operated by
the National Center for Biotechnology Information, while the site
mentioned in the second article is operated by the University of
Southern California.
Sources: Reuters Health - Feb. 13, 2001
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010213/hl/genome_2.html
New York Times - Feb. 13, 2001
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/13/health/13BROW.html


PLANETRX CLOSES RETAIL SHOP, FOCUSES ON
SPECIALTY DRUGS
The troubled online pharmacy PlanetRx has stopped selling general
prescription drugs and beauty products. Instead, it will focus
entirely on prescriptions for patients with cancer, HIV, and
transplants.
Source: CNET News.com - Feb. 12, 2001
http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1007-200-4797759.html


WALGREENS.COM LAUNCHES FIRST
MARKETING CAMPAIGN
The Walgreens drugstore chain has launched the first ad campaign
for its Web site, where customers can order prescription drugs
and other items. The advertising primarily consists of spots that
will appear on various cable channels.
Source: InternetNews.com - Feb. 12, 2001
http://www.internetnews.com/IAR/article/0,,12_585551,00.html


WILL A LAWSUIT A DAY KEEP THE CYBERDOCS AWAY?
MODERN THEORIES OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE
AS APPLIED TO CYBERMEDICINE
This law review article looks at cybermedicine and malpractice
law. It also suggests many solutions for potential legal
problems.
Source: Richmond Journal of Law & Technology - Winter 2001
http://www.richmond.edu/jolt/v7i3/article3.html


RX FOR LEARNING
The Health Sciences Database at the Tufts University School of
Medicine has revolutionized the university's education of
students who will become physicians, dentists, and veterinarians.
The database is believed to be the most extensive knowledge
management system available to medical students and physicians at
any university.
Source: CIO Magazine - Feb. 1, 2001
http://www.cio.com/archive/020101/tufts_content.html


ACCOUNTABILITY ACT LOOMS LARGE OVER eHEALTH
The eMarketer article looks at how the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act will affect e-health. The
Network World Fusion piece discusses why much of the healthcare
industry opposes the new federal health-care privacy rules
mandated by HIPAA.
Sources: eMarketer - Feb. 8, 2001
http://www.emarketer.com/analysis/edemographics/
20010206_ehealth_hipaa.html

Network World Fusion - Feb. 12, 2001
http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2001/0212hipaa.html


POLICE RAID ONLINE PHARMACY
Dutch police have raided the online pharmacy Drogisterij.net,
which sold medicines such as the pill, pregnancy test kits, and
painkillers. Dutch public health officials said the pharmacy
violated the law because people who ordered prescriptions never
saw physicians.
Source: Europemedia.net - Feb. 12, 2001
http://www.europemedia.net/shownews.asp?ArticleID=1478


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