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SPRI scientists found that approximately 1 out of every 5 articles published in The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of the American Medical Association had authors with serious conflicts of interest. Findings were published in the J General Internal Medicine.

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2012-Speed Limit Hits 85 MPH on Texas Highway Texas will soon have the nation's highest speed limit—85 miles per hour— on a stretch of road running between Austin and San Antonio. The Texas Transportation Commission voted in favor of the speed limit for a 41-mile piece of a toll road, State Highway 130. This section is scheduled to open this fall and is expected to provide a quicker connection between two of the state's largest cities. Dr. Friedman responds to change in Wall Street Journal Article by Nathan Koppel. See Article

2011-Alcohol May Play Dual Role in Some Cases of Elder Abuse. US News and World Report. See Article

2010-Both Senate and House committees have opened hearings to learn more about underreporting of occupational injuries and illnesses. Senators Murray (WA) and Kennedy (MA) have asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate whether OSHA has been adequately ensuring that employers accurately report employee injuries and illnesses.

Research by SPRI researchers on the subject of underreporting has been cited in the Wall Street Journal Article

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SPRI has appointed Elihu D. Richter, MD, MPH as head of its Advisory Council. Dr. Richter, who in addition heads the Unit of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health at Hebrew University - Jerusalem, will provide leadership in expanding SPRI's international scope.


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