Sen. Probes DOD Contracts For Brain Injury Study

Law360, New York (January 24, 2011, 12:48 PM EST) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is investigating whether the U.S. Department of Defense relied on a reportedly flawed study from contractor ECRI Institute in deciding not to offer insurance coverage for certain traumatic brain injury treatments for wounded service members.

McCaskill, who chairs the Senate subcommittee on contracting oversight, sent a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday calling attention to recent media reports that claim nonprofit health research organization ECRI's 2009 study on the use of cognitive rehabilitation therapy for brain-injured service members is “deeply...
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