Thursday, February 19, 2015
HHS Buys Brooklyn Bridge from IOM
Essentially, what the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) did was to pay the non-profit Institute of Medicine (IOM) $1,000,000 for the naming rights to the neurological disease myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). However, the naming rights weren't the IOM's to sell. ME was named in 1956 and has been listed in the World Health Organization International Classification of Diseases as G93.3 in the "Diseases of the nervous system" section since 1969.
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