Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Selection of Marine Conservation Zones

Categories: Environment,Great Britain,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-437.pdf

Examines the process and approach used by the British to select and designate zones and difficulties in identifying and managing suitable areas.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Public Works

http://water.epa.gov/grants_funding/dwsrf/upload/epa816r13006.pdf

Shows a total 20 year capital improvement need of $384 billion to provide safe drinking water to the public.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Adults Age 18 and Older … 2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st410/stat410.pdf

The largest expenses for drugs for the adult general population in 2010 were metabolic, central nervous system, cardiovascular, psychotherapeutic, and gastrointestinal items.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Expenditures for the Top Five Therapeutic Classes of Outpatient Prescription Drugs, Medicare Beneficiaries …. 2010

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st411/stat411.pdf

The largest expenses for the elderly for drugs in 2010 were for metabolic, cardiovascular, central nervous system, respiratory, and gastrointestinal drugs.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Patent Assertion and U.S. Innovation

Categories: Business/Economics,Copyright/Patents,Science/Technology

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/patent_report.pdf

Describes the harm done to technological innovation and the American economy by patent assertion entities (aka patent trolls) which use aggressive litigation tactics to gain payoffs from companies by questioning the scope or validity of patents.  Also suggests remedies for this problem.  From the White House

 

Widespread Economic Growth in 2012: Advance 2012 and Revised 2009-2011 GDP-by-State Statistics

Categories: Business/Economics,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_state/2013/pdf/gsp0613.pdf

Reports that real gross domestic product increased in 49 states and DC during 2012.  Real GDP by state increased by 2.5% in 2012 with durable good manufacturing, finance and insurance, and wholesale trade as the leading sectors.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

 

Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries of Medicare and Medicaid: Characteristics, Health Care Spending, and Evolving Policies

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/44308_DualEligibles.pdf

Examines the characteristics and costs of beneficiaries of both programs, the different payment systems used, and recent federal-state efforts to integrate the payment systems and coordinate the care.  From the Congressional Budget Office