At times of uncertainty, the role of contracts in both protecting and delivering value becomes even more evident.
That is one clear result of Brexit, the unexpected decision by the UK to leave the European Union (EU). 267 more words
While no companies in the health care industry are strangers to legal action, a crop of recent lawsuits points to some interesting lines being drawn on drug prices, transparency, and exactly who health insurers are meant to protect. 920 more words
With new developments in immuno-oncology and targeted therapies, there has never been a more hopeful time for people fighting cancer. However, these advances continue to be followed by media claims that “drugs are too expensive,” a claim that has dogged the pharmaceutical industry for nearly a hundred years (see newspaper articles from… 1,492 more words
Back in medieval times, the routes to a healthy mind and body were simple. Regular bleeding ‘to balance the humors’ could be accompanied by periodic flagellation, to encourage self-reflection and atone for bad thoughts or behavior. 425 more words
This week, my major focus has been on technology and its likely impact on the world of contracts and contract management. It included a day at the MIT Labs, meeting with academics, legal and technology experts and then proceeded with a West Coast tour that embraced Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Francisco, having discussions with technology start-ups and several of the more established providers. 562 more words
The Financial Times this week reported on a study that investigated the behavior and attitudes of New York cab drivers. The research led them to conclude that ‘regulatory constraints can prompt sharp practices (including fraud) to recover lost ground’. 234 more words