May 17, 2022

For Developers: Additional Data Available via MedlinePlus Web Service and XML Files

We’re longtime admirers and users of MedlinePlus (a consumer health info resource from the National Library of Medicine) around here.

If you’re not a developer, make sure to share this post with friends/colleagues who do development work.

Today,  from the MedlinePlus Team:

MedlinePlus is pleased to announce the release of additional data through its Web service and XML files. Now virtually all links from MedlinePlus health topic pages are included in the data sets and XML output. Check out the MedlinePlus Web service and XML files documentation to learn more.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.