Monthly Archive for June, 2008

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Five Myths About Nuclear Energy

By Kristin Shrader-Frechette | America: The National Catholic Weekly | June 23, 2008

The author, a professor at The University of Notre Dame, gives five reasons why the U.S. shouldn’t expand the use of nuclear power in this country to meet growing energy demand. One of the myths she confronts is that “Nuclear Energy will not Increase Weapons Proliferation”, and she supports her claims with this 1977 OTA report and this 1993 report.

How Does The FDA Decide Whether A Drug Is Safe And Effective?

By Richard F. Lockey | Tampa Tribune | June 14, 2008

Dr. Lockey, a professor at the University of South Florida, explains the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) drug approval process, focusing particularly on the allergy drug Singulair. This 1993 OTA report on pharmaceutical research and development describes the length of time involved and success rate of drug development in the U.S.

Policy Review

By Wei Ma | EDTEC Pavilion Blog | June 8, 2008

The author reviews trends in the use of technology for educational purposes from the 1980’s to the mid-2000’s. The 1988 OTA report, Power On! New Tools for Teaching and Learning, is cited as one of the most influential education policy reports of the time period.