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NIH Launches "Health Information Rx Program" on Newborn Screening and Related Genetic Disorders


November 20, 2006

Physicians Can Direct Patients to Consumer-Friendly Online Information with the NIH Seal of Approval.

After a doctor sees a patient, he or she often prescribes medications. But what if such a doctor also wants to direct a patient to up-to-date, reliable, consumer-friendly information about a genetic condition, or an explanation of the basics of genetic science? Under a new program launched today, practitioners are being encouraged to refer their patients to Genetics Home Reference, a free, patient-friendly Web site of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), at

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Updated: March 5, 2020