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Are Health Systems Sustainable in the Long Term? Canadian Report

Submitted by Dean Giustini on January 26, 2009 - 14:02

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives recently (December 2008) published a report entitled "Financing the Health Care System. Is Long-term Sustainability Possible?".

State of Health In the United States, 2008

Submitted by Dean Giustini on January 23, 2009 - 18:42

State of the U.S.A Health Indicators, Committee on the State of the USA Health Indicators, Institute of Medicine, 2008

"...........Policymakers, the media and the public should focus on 20 specific health indicators as "yardsticks" to measure overall health and well-being of Americans, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Canadian Rx Atlas 2008

Submitted by Dean Giustini on January 13, 2009 - 15:34

101 Scientific Friends - Building Twitter Networks 2009

Submitted by Dean Giustini on January 6, 2009 - 15:47

David Bradley - writer and blogger over at - is ringing in the New Year by listing more than 100 of his most important Twitter friends - his twitterati. In case you don't know, Twitter is the hottest social media tool to emerge in 2008. It's a cool, easy microblogging tool and a handy way to stay in touch with colleagues and fellow researchers around the world.

Ethics of Publishing in Big Pharma - New Article at Open Medicine

Submitted by Dean Giustini on December 23, 2008 - 02:54

ANALYSIS & COMMENT: Ethical Considerations of Publication Planning in
the Pharmaceutical Industry
, Adriane Fugh-Berman, M.D., and Susanna Dodgson, Ph.D.

"Just over a week ago, a major drugmaker made headlines internationally-not because of a breakthrough medication but because of allegations that the company used medical ghostwriters to pen journal articles favourable to one of its products.

Because Clinicians Ask Questions & Need Answers

Submitted by Dean Giustini on December 17, 2008 - 02:20

Jon Brassey e-mailed to tell me that TRIP Answers is....