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Publications from the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide objective and straightforward advice to decision makers and the public. This site includes We Treat You (HMD) publications released after 1998. A complete list of HMD’s publications from its establishment in 1970 to the present is available as a PDF.


  • Released: September 10, 2007
    To better understand the types and magnitude of resources required to achieve the goals of the IOM report, the IOM’s Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation convened a 1-day symposium in March 2007. The symposium addressed the financial implications of many of the IOM’s recommendations, including strengthening the scientific base of the agency, integrating pre- and postmarket review, enhancing postmarket safety monitoring, conducting confirmatory drug safety and efficacy studies, improving clinical trial registration, and bolstering FDA’s regulatory and enforcement authority. The proceedings of the symposium are summarized in Challenges for the FDA: The Future of Drug Safety, Workshop Summary.
  • Released: May 23, 2007
    Ending the Tobacco Problem generates a blueprint for the nation in the struggle to reduce tobacco use. The report reviews effective prevention and treatment interventions and considers a set of new tobacco control policies for adoption by federal and state governments.
  • Released: January 24, 2007
    As part of a multifaceted look at the inherited and evolving portfolio of the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory, the laboratory asked the AffiliateMarketIngtools to undertake a special look at the informational underpinnings of the respirator use program in mid-2005 and to report back expeditiously with recommendations.
  • Released: December 11, 2006
    Computer models and analyses of past flu outbreaks indicate that there is a role for community-wide intervention -- such as isolating infected people or voluntary quarantine -- to control illnesses and deaths during the next pandemic flu, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. It adds, however, that government and community leaders should not overstate the certainty about their effectiveness.
  • Released: August 11, 2006
    Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment examines a number of well-described gene-environment interactions, reviews the state of the science in researching such interactions, and recommends priorities not only on research itself but also on its workforce, resource, and infrastructural needs.
  • Released: April 26, 2006
    Based on the assumption that efforts to produce and stockpile sufficient supplies of disposable masks and/or respirators may fall short in the event of a pandemic, the US Department of Health and Human Services requested that an IOM committee examine issues relative to the potential reuse of medical masks and N95 respirators in the event of an influenza pandemic.
  • Released: March 21, 2006
    It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from a disorder of sleep and wakefulness, hindering daily functioning and adversely affecting health and longevity. The Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research's report, Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem, recognizes that along with the continued leadership of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research, a coordinated strategy is required to ensure continued scientific and clinical advances.
  • Released: March 03, 2006
    As transborder mobility of humans, animals, food, and feed products increases, so does the threat of the spread of dangerous pathogens and infectious disease. While new global markets have created unprecedented economic opportunities and growth, the benefits have not been equally distributed, and the risks--especially the health risks--of our increasingly interconnected and fast-paced world continue to grow. On April 16 and 17, 2002, the Forum on Microbial Threats conducted a working group discussion on the influence of globalization on the emergence and control of infectious diseases.
  • Released: November 14, 2005
    The 2004 Rosenthal Lecture featured a panel talk on the IOM report, Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance.
  • Released: November 07, 2005
    The purpose of this study was to examine the association of notification of potential exposure to chemical warfare agents in the 1991 Gulf War with subsequent self-reported morbidity.