Describes economic prospects and workers’ conditions for the Palestinians on the West Bank and in Gaza. From the International Labour Office.
Offers estimates on how often adults make appointments for routine care, and how often they get appointments as soon as they want them. Finds that 65% of adults reported making a routine health care appointment within the last 12 months and 42% of those making appointments got timely appointments. Also reports on frequency of routine care appointments by sex and race/ethnicity. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Productivity and Costs by Industry: Manufacturing, Mining, and Selected Service-Providing Industries, 2008
Reports that labor productivity rose in 46% of the 138 detailed industries studied in 2008, compared to 62% in the previous year. Fewer industries recorded productivity increases in 2008 than in any other year since 1988. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Argues that the effective rate of homeownership is below the official rate by at least 5% because negative equity home owners—those whose homes are worth less than their mortgage obligation—will convert to renters over time. From the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Calls upon the FDA to undertake a risk-based approach in which data and expertise are collected to pinpoint where along the food production, distribution, and handling chains is the greatest potential for contamination and other problems. From the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine.
Reports on deficiencies in the management and supervision of Arlington National Cemetery.and offers recommendations for improvement. From the Department of the Army Inspector General Agency.
Summarizes results of five year study of pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities as a significant source of pharmaceutical releases to the environment. Offers links to the full text of the study. From the U.S. Geological Survey.
Method Description, Quality Assurance, Environmental Data, and Other Information for Analysis of Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater-Treatment-Plant Effluents, Streamwater, and Reservoirs, 2004-2009
Describes the results of a five year study to test for pharmaceutical compounds in wastewater discharges from treatment plants serving pharmaceutical facilities in New York State. Findings suggest that current manufacturing practices can result in pharmaceutical concentrations from 10 to 1,000 times higher than those typically found in treatment plant effluents. From the U.S. Geological Survey.