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Rand Pulls Pot-Crime Study After LA Complains

It suggested that dispensaries reduced crime

(Newser) - Backers of medical marijuana got a surprise victory a few weeks ago in the form of a study from the Rand Corp . Researchers concluded that after Los Angeles authorities shut down hundreds of dispensaries last year, crime actually increased around the closed facilities. The victory proved short-lived: Rand has pulled... More »

Obama's Digital Records Plan No Panacea

President's $80B savings claim based on data-free study

(Newser) - When President Obama said last week switching the nation’s medical records to electronic data would save some $80 billion a year, Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband thought the same thing: How? It turns out the president’s claims are based on a 2005 RAND Corporation study, funded by interested... More »

Docs Skimp on Kids' Health Care: Study

Pediatricians provide standard preventive care less than half time

(Newser) - American children are not getting adequate preventive care during most visits to their pediatrician, a new study has found. Doctors skip basic screening tests, weight and measurement checks and some standard care for conditions such as asthma, according to the findings in the New England Journal of Medicine. Children in... More »

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