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Why All Those Testosterone Ads Constitute Disease Mongering

March 24th, 2015 in 2015, Forbes, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Thomas Perls, School of Medicine

Anyone who watched the nightly news or sports broadcasts in the last decade likely heard the pitch for testosterone replacement:..

Expert quote:

“They say ‘If we give you testosterone, it will reverse the problem.’ It was a wildly successful ad campaign. We consider it to be disease mongering.”

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China Kicks World Bank To The Curb In Latin America

February 26th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Forbes, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

Drive along the long and straight Avenida del Libertadores in Buenos Aires and you’ll see them. Billboards of the world’s biggest bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China , hanging above the traffic…

Expert quote:

“There is no easy way to measure Chinese bank loans to Latin America.”

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Silver Case Shows How `Referral Fees’ Can Be A Funnel For Graft

January 23rd, 2015 in 2015, Forbes, Nancy Moore, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Nancy Moore, School of Law

The criminal complaint against New York’s powerful Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver probably came as a shock to his fellow politicians and constituents in New York. It shouldn’t be surprising to anyone who’s studied the murky world of mass torts and class actions…

Expert quote:

“When a lawyer is referring a client he shouldn’t have financial incentives to refer the client to the firm that will pay him the biggest fee is the argument.”

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As The U.S. Sleeps, China Conquers Latin America

October 17th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Forbes, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, Pardee School of Global Studies 0 comments

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Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

Step aside, EU! China is set to become Latin America’s second-largest trading partner in two years. And 13 years later it will be king of the hill according to the journal China Policy Review

Expert quote:

“As commodity prices slide and the terms of trade decline, the lack of ability of Latin America’s manufacturers to compete with their Chinese counterparts poses a real threat to the long run growth of the region.”

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Where Does Apple Pay Fall Short?

October 8th, 2014 in 2014, Forbes, Marshall van Alstyne, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Marshall Van Alstyne, School of Management

Apple has a long history of making things work that others have previously tried…

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How A Supreme Court Precedent From 1837 Supports Uber’s Fight Against Taxi Monopolies

September 18th, 2014 in 2014, Christian G. Samito, Forbes, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Law 0 comments

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By Christian G. Samito, School of Law

Boston Cab Dispatch, Inc., et al. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., currently before the federal district court of Massachusetts, highlights the tension created when innovation threatens older businesses…

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The $400,000 Social Security Mistake

July 29th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Forbes, Laurence Kotlikoff, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences

Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) opened today’shearings on Social Security with grim statistics. Unless Congress acts, Americans receiving disability benefits won’t get full benefits starting in 2016, and when Americans who are 48 today reach full retirement age in 2033, they and everyone else receiving retirement and survivor benefits would see a 23% benefit cut…

Expert quote:

“We have a generational crisis of enormous proportions. This country is 58% underfinanced, Social Security is 33% underfinanced. Social Security has a $24.9 trillion unfunded liability over an infinite horizon.”

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Women Who Have Babies After 33 Live Longer, Study Says

July 7th, 2014 in 2014, Forbes, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Thomas Perls, School of Medicine

Did you, or will you, have a baby after the age of 33? Then you might live much longer than the average woman, or so say researchers…

Expert quote:

“The natural ability to have a child at an older age likely indicates that a woman’s reproductive system is aging slowly, and therefore so is the rest of her body.”

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Finally, Some Help For Family Caregivers After Hospital Discharges

June 4th, 2014 in 2014, Brian Jack, Forbes, Newsmakers, Ramon Cancino, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ramon Cancino, School of Medicine

You are caring for a parent or spouse who is in the hospital…

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How To Fix Our Broken Online Customer Review System

May 26th, 2014 in 2014, Forbes, Georgios Zervas, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Georgios Zervas, School of Management

One evening in December 2012 a party of nine visited a restaurant in New York City and ordered a house salad…

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