Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Around the Blogs

Workers Comp Insider has a rather disturbing story about how more large firms are dropping health coverage for their employees, which is burdening workers compensation because problems that should be covered by regular insurance are getting dumped onto workers comp by uninsured workers. (The article doesn't cover the reverse problem: the cases that should be covered by workers comp, but get covered by regular health insurance because getting workers comp for many work-related illnesses is so difficult.)

Respectful of Otters has an interesting story of how a drug company press release spins the suspension of a drug study covering up the fact that the reasons the study was stopped was that it increased the risk of stroke and offered no protection against heart disease.

Chris Mooney, who wrote the article about Bush's Attack on science in the Washington Post last week responds to Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham's response to his article.