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Report seeks one-stop source for health info

Reuters, January 25, 2008
The Institute of Medicine is lobbying Congress to establish a single national resource of health information to make it clear what is known about the effectiveness of a drug or treatment, and what is not. The group said spending on ineffective treatments only adds to the nation's growing healthcare bill. The proposal recommends that Congress direct the Department of Health and Human Services to establish and fund a program that evaluates clinical services and conducts systematic reviews of research studies.