January 30, 2009 The Pump Handle 2Comment

Bloggers have a lot of thoughts about the stimulus package:


Matt Madia at Reg Watch is keeping tabs on how lobbyists are slipping into the Obama administration.

Maggie Mahar at Health Beat, responding to Atul Gawande’s article on healthcare reform, considers ways we might build on our current system to achieve our healthcare goals.

Merrill Goozner at GoozNews explains what the government will need to consider as it embarks on a major investment in comparative effectiveness research.

Sarah Janssen at NRDC’s Switchboard updates us on the latest BPA research, and it’s not good news.

Tom Philpott at Gristmill shares some of the alarming findings of past investigations at the Peanut Corporation of America plant that’s implicated in the latest salmonella outbreak.

Maryn McKenna at Superbug has more bad news for us about MRSA in food animals.

Rachel Nugent at Global Health Policy grapples with the question of whether malaria treatment policy needs to change in the face of growing drug resistance.

2 thoughts on “Friday Blog Roundup

  1. Commissioning The Federal Government for a New Workers’ Compensation System

    Legislation was recently introduce in Congress to re-establish a National Commission on State Workers’ Compensation Laws [Commission]. This attempt to recreate the almost 4 decades ago effort to evaluate uniformity of benefits, was introduced by a sole legislator, Representative Joe Baca [CA-43] and lacks any co-sponsorship or a duplicate effort in the US Senate.


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