Friday Blog Roundup

Bloggers consider the disappointing results from the G8 summit:

Elsewhere:

More on Medicare: At WSJâs Health Blog, Sarah Rubenstein looks which Senators changed their votes to pass a bill blocking Medicareâs pay cuts to doctors, and Jacob Goldstein explains why the issue will return next year; Elizabeth Cooney at White Coat Notes highlights a new paper that blames Medicareâs payment policies for perpetuating a primary-care physician shortage.

Ezra Klein at The American Prospect contrasts a new major health reform coalition with the reform efforts of 1994.

Orac at Respectful Influence explores the costs and benefits of new cancer drugs.

Jennifer Sass at NRDCâs Switchboard digs something encouraging out of the Supreme Courtâs decision on penalties for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Keith Schneider at Circle of Blue (via Scientists & Engineers for America) describes where, how, and why water scarcity will hit the U.S.

Andrew Maynard at SAFENANO Community laments what John Howardâs departure from NIOSH means for nanotechnology safety.

Andrew Schneider at Secret Ingredients offers advice for the next president to combat the recurring epidemic of foodborne illnesses.

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