WHAT: Web-based version of the Orange Book, which identifies drug products approved on the basis of safety and effectiveness by the FDA, first appeared as a published list in October 1980.

WHY: Updated design with new, user-friendly search options that help users customize their research experience.

HOW :  Redesigned web page conveniently collects search and browse options onto the home page to improve access of these commonly used features.



WHEN: August 21, 1996, a bipartisan legislation called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA

WHAT:  More than medical privacy and security law.  Allows transfer and continue health insurance after change or job loss – under Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). Further developed to Affordable Care Act (ACA) amendment and expansion of original HIPAA consumer protections.


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