Brad Pitt Can Save Health Care

Submitted by Mark Wahba on October 18, 2011 - 01:33

Brad Pitt has an approach to data and performance that could save health care. That's right: Brad Pitt. Yes, the same Brad Pitt that started his career on the daytime soap opera Another World; played the cool thief in the Oceans series of films; then the goofy fitness trainer in Burn After Reading and topped it off by marrying Hollywood femme fatale, Angelina Jolie. Handsome, charming, master of self-deprecating humour, and now saviour of the health care system; Is there nothing he can’t do?

Friedrich Schmiedl – Researcher with a conscience

Submitted by Dean Giustini on June 15, 2011 - 18:17

When I first heard about Friedrich Schmiedl, the founders of Open Medicine came to mind. Although not a physician, Friedrich Schmiedl was a researcher, visionary and pioneer who faced a choice of going with the norms of society or standing up for what he believed in, leaving the prestigious role that was endowed on him and pursue the path he felt was the right thing to do.

Grey Literature in Public Health Web Conference Series 2011

Submitted by Dean Giustini on May 27, 2011 - 14:14

AcademyHealth is pleased to announce that the archived recordings for all three Web conferences in the Grey Literature Web Conference Series are now available on the AcademyHealth website. Presentation slides are also available.

To access the archived recordings, visit the Grey Literature Web Conference Series page.

Scholarly Journal Publishing in Canada - Report 2011

Submitted by Dean Giustini on May 14, 2011 - 02:16

The Canadian Association of Learned Journals has released its Scholarly Journal Publishing in Canada Annual Industry Report 2010-2011. The report notes five major highlights of the journal publishing industry in Canada:

Open Medicine

Submitted by Dean Giustini on May 2, 2011 - 13:44

International Development Coordinating Group (IDCG) - Campbell Collaboration

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 27, 2011 - 19:46

Campbell has established a new group: the International Development Coordinating Group (IDCG)


"...The International Development Coordinating Group prepares, updates and disseminates systematic reviews of high policy-relevance focusing on social and economic development interventions in low and middle income countries. The Group provides editorial services and technical support to authors of Campbell reviews...."

Safe-injection facilities (SIFs) in North America: InSite

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 18, 2011 - 00:15
insite...Safe-injection facilities (SIFs) in North America
Marshall and colleagues report a reduction in overdose mortality rates associated with North America’s first medically supervised safe-injection facility
The Lancet (online April 18)

2011 CADTH Symposium in Vancouver – Presentations

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 14, 2011 - 14:57

The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) is an independent, not-for-profit agency funded by Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial governments to provide credible, impartial advice and evidence-based information about the effectiveness of drugs and other health technologies to Canadian health care decision makers. Here is an overview of CADTH's recent Vancouver symposium.

GreyLit Can -- Some recent grey literature in health

Submitted by Dean Giustini on April 13, 2011 - 10:20

 "Auditor-General Sheila Fraser recently subjected the Yukon's Department of Health and Social Services to a review. Her report...