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EPA Updates Environmental Reference Bibliography

(epa.gov): An updated 2010 edition of EPA's Core List for an Environmental Reference Collection is available through the Agency's digital publications archive. The purpose of the Core List is to identify key information resources in the areas of environmental protection, management and science. The Core List was developed by EPA's National Library Network for EPA information professionals, state environmental librarians, environmental libraries in other countries, and other individuals involved in developing or managing collections of environmental information resources.
   
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Shorter census harms health care, journal says

(cbc.ca): The federal government's decision to eliminate the long census form in 2011 will negatively affect how health information is gathered and acted on, says an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The editorial, published Thursday, says the reduction in the amount and type of information collected about Canadians via the census will impede how health programs are planned and executed.
   
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Public input on government strategy for a digital economy

(cbc.ca): Free access to government data and equitable access to the internet itself are key to a prosperous digital economy, say many of those who took part in recent federal consultations. For two months, the government has been seeking public input on its strategy for a digital economy.
   
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Disclosing Industry Relationships - Toward an Improved Federal Research Policy

(content.nejm.org): While the National Institutes of Health works to refine its new financial conflict-of-interest regulations, one of the nation's leading medical journals is pushing the NIH to be even tougher. The NIH in May proposed cutting to $5,000 from $10,000 the level at which an NIH-backed researcher must report to his university a payment from an outside company, and a set of recommendations published today by the New England Journal of Medicine says the annual trigger number should be lowered all the way down to $100.
   
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A Primer on Challenging Peer-Reviewed Scientific Literature in Mass Tort and Product Liability Actions

(ca.linexlegal.com): As scientific evidence is central to most mass tort and product liability actions, it is important for counsel to consider the strengths and weaknesses of peer-review, and how peerreviewed scientific literature may be challenged, say attorneys Bert L. Slonim and Lori B. Leskin in this BNA Insight. This article identifies potential areas of inquiry for counsel when facing a peer-reviewed, published article, as well as the possible remedies to invoke when scientific flaws are discovered.
   
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