Mary Olson

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This paper develops a theoretical framework to analyze the variability in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval decisions among competing industries including those that produce new brand-name drugs, generic drugs, and medical devices. The theory provides a framework to empirically test for the determinants of FDA approval decisions. These(More)
NIRS, and NIRS members near Crystal River congratulate Duke Energy in its decision not to pour more Florida customer money into repairing the failed reactor on the Gulf in the Nature Coast. The question of fixing the cracked Crystal River reactor has been a very real "fiscal cliff" for Duke ratepayers in Florida who would have been on the hook for the tab(More)
Remarkable disparities in smoking rates in the United States contribute significantly to socioeconomic and minority health disparities. Access to treatment for tobacco use can help address these disparities, but quitlines, our most ubiquitous treatment resource, reach just 1%-2% of smokers. We used community-based participatory methods to develop a survey(More)
BACKGROUND Underrepresentation of racial minorities in research contributes to health inequities. Important factors contributing to low levels of research participation include limited access to health care and research opportunities, lack of perceived relevance, power differences, participant burden, and absence of trust. We describe an enhanced model of(More)
One of the most dramatic public-policy failures affecting biomedical research is the lack of incentives for industry to develop new therapeutic uses (" indications ") for off-patent drugs—generally known as " the problem of new uses. " Recent technological advances have allowed researchers to identify hundreds of potential new indications for older drugs(More)
  • Mary Olson, Chou, Michelle, Y S Chang, Alice, Ken Ito +1 other
  • 2012
the largest earthquake in historic times, a massive magnitude-9.0 temblor occurred offshore of Sanriku kaigan in Northeast Japan. Tsunamis, sparked off by seismic energy, flocked to the Pacific Ocean coast resulting in immense damage, injury, indirect and direct fatalities in the Tohoku-Kanto area. To make matters worse, due to the earthquake and tsunamis,(More)
  • Alex S Karlin, J Anthony, Randall Baratta, Charbonneau, Sarah, Betty +2 others
  • 2012
Background Progress Energy Florida (PEF or applicant) has proposed a site in Levy County Florida for two AP1000 atomic fission reactors and applied to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a combined operating license (COL) for authority to pursue the proposed siting, construction and operation of Levy County 1 and 2 under the Atomic Energy Act. The(More)
  • Mary Olson, Chou, Michelle, Y S Chang, Alice, Ken Ito +1 other
  • 2011
the largest earthquake in historic times, a massive magnitude-9.0 temblor occurred offshore of Sanriku kaigan in Northeast Japan. Tsunamis, sparked off by seismic energy, flocked to the Pacific Ocean coast resulting in immense damage, injury, indirect and direct fatalities in the Tohoku-Kanto area. To make matters worse, due to the earthquake and tsunamis,(More)
This paper estimates the impact of parental alcohol consumption on child health by taking advantage of a unique shock to alcohol supply: the 1985 to 1988 alcohol prohibition campaign in Russia. This campaign was temporally short lived, and resulted in large amounts of exogenous geographic variation in its intensity and effectiveness. I construct a new data(More)