MMWR Feels the Budgetary Crunch

William T. Merritt, Bruce A. Bach, Patrick Vogel, Paul J. Ludmer, Elliott Siegel, Seth Landerfeld, Jennifer A. Pratt, J. L. Gerberding, Brian J. Lewis, Gregg Fitz, Gary J. Kiernan, Saul Schaefer, Todd Sack, Bernard lo, Barry A. Rose, Frank T. Choy, Karen Hsiao, Robert Mass, Randi Isaacs, Edison LieuDeborah Grady, Jeff Susman, Thomas A. Bell

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To the Editor: The recent announcement by the Centers for Disease Control that a fee would soon be charged for the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and related publications was disappointing but not so unreasonable, considering trends in all other areas of medicine and the economy. The surprise is the amount: 55 to 90 per year (depending on whether it is mailed before or after publication and whether it is sent third or first class). This subscription cost is outrageous. It will dissuade many people from ordering the MMWR — people who will no longer get weekly reminders. . .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1019-1020
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number16
StatePublished - Oct 14 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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