Friday Blog Roundup

A very small selection of this week’s interesting blog posts:

  • Effect Measure is staying on top of the news of a swine flu outbreak; 16 of 61 apparent flu deaths in Mexico have been confirmed as swine flu, and 8 people in the US have been diagnosed with swine flu and have recovered.
  • Ezra Klein examines some of the many health- and environment-related amendments added to the Senate budget bill, and invites readers to help him dig through the amendments list.
  • Lisa Suatoni at Switchboard applauds three US actions addressing the problem of ocean acidification.
  • Alison Bass reports that some psychiatrists aren’t happy with the recent criticisms of researchers with financial ties to the makers of pharmaceutical products they’re studying.

I don’t have nearly enough time to keep up with all the great blogging that’s going on. If you’ve got a post to suggest, leave a link in the comments!

Comments

  1. #1 Merrill
    April 25, 2009

    You might be interested in my reporting on the National Library of Medicine’s public hearing last week that considered what to put in the clinical trials “results” database, which the 2007 Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act said must be created. Should companies be allowed to write narrative summaries of the trials’ results? If not them, who?

    Read: http://www.gooznews.com/archives/001393.html . . .

    And for background on the issue, read: http://www.gooznews.com/archives/001392.html . . .

  2. #2 Liz
    April 25, 2009

    Great post – thanks for the links!

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