We thank the retail industry, AC Nielsen, and Information Resources Inc. for assistance in developing both the science and practice of OTC sales monitoring for biosurveillance. The NRDM project and our research on OTC sales have been funded by Pennsylvania Department of Health Bioinformatics Grant ME-01-737; contract F30602-01-2-0550 from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency managed by Rome Laboratory; contract 2003-6-19 from the Sloan Foundation; the Passaic Water Commission; the departments of health of the states of New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Washington; contract 290-00-0009 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; and award number 1 R21 LM008278-01 from the National Library of Medicine.

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