"Medical libraries have volumes and volumes of information, but the public generally doesn't have access to it. What the research companies do is condense that information into a simple packet that patients can understand."

"These services typically charge $200 and up for patients like Rieger to research their medical problems, but she believes it was money well spent."

At the bottom of the web page is an icon for Feedback. I think we should flood their email with responses about consumer health libraries and the outrageous cost of these medical research services. Does anyone have Tom Brokaw's address or email?

Jenny Garcia, M.L.S.
UWIN Plus / Medical Reference Librarian
University of Wyoming Libraries
Dept. 3334, Room 104A
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone:    307-766-5379
Fax:      307-766-5368
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Date:    Mon, 1 Mar 2004 09:43:43 -0600
From:    Auburn Steward <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Chat:  Medical research story

Thought some of you might be interested in this story that ran on the
NBC evening news last Friday night.

Not sure where to turn for a second opinion?
Medical research firms offer wealth of info

Auburn Steward, MLIS, AHIP
Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health
615 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-614-2835 (fax)
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