What's New - August 2016 (By topic)

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TraQ's August newsletter












  • A surprise shill for Big Pharma? (9 Aug. 2016)
    • Patients groups are focus of a new report that questions their willingness to lobby government for policies favorable to pharmaceutical companies that support them.
    • Report: Patients' groups and Big Pharma (4 Aug. 2016) | See 'The Medicare Part B Demonstration Project'
  • Paid plasma & Iowa politics (4 Aug. 2016)
    • Got a toothache? Better schedule some sessions at the plasma center to get cash to pay the dentist.
  • Also see Diseases (Zika virus) below

Industry news

Diseases in the news

Resource Library / Links


SHOT 2015 Report (190 pp.) | SHOT website (Access to all resources)

Haemovigilance and the UK schemes explained (Teaching slide set by Paula Bolton-Maggs, SHOT Medical Director, 107 pp.)

Educational materials from SHOT 2015 Report: Free to use in teaching and other presentations but do not alter as copyright belongs to SHOT.

Figures (80 pp.) | Cases (135 pp.)

BC Ministry of Health/PBCO: BC Contingency Plan for Arboviruses & the Blood Supply (posted 2 June 2016)

NEW TraQ's August newsletter

NEW TM blog: Who'll stop the rain (Musings on SHOT 2015's use of narrative fallacy)

July blog: Don't worry, be happy (Musings on how TM leaders mimic politicians)

@transfusionnews (TraQ webmaster's personal Twitter account)

Journals, etc.

Free full text papers | * 1 or more Canadian authors

Free sample issues (Jan. 2016 unless indicated otherwise)

Seminars in Hematology (Features Hemophilia) | Transfusion (AABB) | Transfusion Medicine (BBTS, Jan. 2015)

Transfusion Medicine ReviewsVox sanguinis (ISBT) | J Med Ethics (Jan. 2015)

Asian Journal of Transfusion Science (HTML Free text, Jan-June, 2016) | View as e-book (takes time to load)