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Another Study Finds Link Between Pharma Money and Brand-name Prescribing

With virtually unlimited information available to anyone, why should pharmaceutical companies be advertising directly to the public or making payments to physicians to influence their prescribing? 307 more words

Healthcare

Microaggressions at college

The Uni­ver­sity of Cal­ifor­nia con­sid­ers state­ments such as “Amer­ica is the land of oppor­tunity” and “everyone can suc­ceed in this so­ci­ety, if they work hard enough” to be microag­gres­sions [1] that fac­ulty should avoid.

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Observations On Life

Why Do We Suffer Such Numbskull Incompetence?

The media were a-buzz this week with stories of overspending NHS Trusts in England. We’re told that 65% of Trusts and 90% of hospitals ended the financial year in the red with a total combined deficit of £2.45 billion. 740 more words

Economics

No savings, no retirement 

Today, 60 percent of U.S. households have no money in a 401(k) or similar retirement account, and the benefits of 401(k)s are skewed toward the wealthiest Americans, a recent report by the Government Accountability Office found.

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Teamsters pension crisis shows how unions add risks to workers

Democratic politicians are great at bashing corporate America, from CEO pay to the use of tax loopholes. When it comes to unions there is dead silence. 258 more words

Politics

Sorry, we don't take Obamacare!

Recently, I have been seeing the above headline or phrase in a growing number of news articles.

The fact is there is no such thing as accepting Obamacare. 169 more words

Healthcare

Overtime

Having been in an office job for nearly fifty years, most of that as a manager or above, I can tell you the new overtime rules from the Obama Administration are going to have many unintended consequences. 309 more words

Government