Friday Blog Roundup

The pharmaceutical industry was a hot topic in the blogosphere this week:

Cervantes at Stayin’ Alive advocates for a ban on direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising (as opposed to the proposed legislation likely to come from the pharma industry).

Orac at Respectful Insolence has a different take on the “DCA is a miracle cancer drug Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know about” idea that’s spreading through the blogosphere.

Andrew Leonard at How the World Works knows what will make your sympathy for Big Pharma disappear.

 And, of course, there were plenty of interesting posts on other topics:

Janet Stemwedel at Adventures in Ethics and Science comments on Nature’s recent article about scientific fraud investigations.

Jessica Gottlieb at Global Health Policy directs our attention to the millions of lives saved by eliminating measles.

Robert McClure at Dateline Earth has the latest on the Federal Way school district’s Inconvenient Truth moratorium, and he provides additional info that didn’t make it into his story on EPA library closures.

Tara Smith at Aetiology reminds us that Angola is still suffering from cholera outbreak.

Geoff Davis at asks his visitors how they’d address the issue of plummeting approval rates for NIH and NSF grant applications.

Corie Lok at Nature Network Boston reports on publishers fighting open access and correcting misperceptions about “gay sheep” research.

Gristmill checks up on the supposed non-problem of mercury in fish.

 What else is worth a read? Leave suggestions in the comments.


  1. #1 revere
    January 27, 2007

    For a different view of Orac’s rant against Digby and Ezra, see my comments on this post. I thought Orac, my esteemed colleague at ScienceBlogs, was over the top and unfair.

  2. #2 JMG3Y
    January 27, 2007

    FWIW, see the post Sick of Textbook Errors (a most excellent pun in the title) over at Overcoming Bias: Future of Humanity Institute.

  3. #3 revere
    January 30, 2007

    Just noticed I incorectly linked Orac’s post that had my objections to his rant against Digby and Ezra. Here it is:

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