The AHRQ’s Technology Assessment Program develops systematic reviews and health technology assessments at the request of CMS in order to inform national Medicare coverage policies. AHRQ has announced that beginning October 15, 2008, it will post draft Technology Assessment Program reports for public comment on its website.  In a related development, on October 14, 2008, AHRQ has announced that it will be releasing for public comment a draft White Paper on “Potential Conflict of Interest in the Production of Drug Compendia” on October 22, and comments will be accepted on the draft until November 5, 2008.