Category: Marketplace

Bridging a political divide, hoping to make a profit

June 25th, 2015 in 2015, David K. Jones, Marketplace, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

David K. Jones, School of Public Health

A Supreme Court decision is expected by the end of the month inKing v. Burwell, a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that argues subsidies for health insurance should only be available in states that set up their own insurance marketplaces, or exchanges…

Expert quote:

“How will a state even decide it wants to do an exchange-in-a-box? How will they get the legislation passed?  Will it require a governor being brave enough to do an executive order?”

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The business of Forbes rankings

June 16th, 2015 in 2015, College of Communication, John Carroll, Marketplace, Newsmakers 0 comments

John Carroll, College of Communication

Forbes has settled a libel suit with Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who says the magazine underestimated his wealth…

Expert quote:

“People love that kind of a list. There’s a total fascination with wealth and celebrity and the intersection of the two. All of those things boost circulation.”

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Goldman Sachs could lose a financial weapon

March 10th, 2015 in 2015, Allen Michel, Marketplace, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

Allen Michel, School of Management

Goldman Sachs was among 31 U.S.-based holding companies undergoing the annual Federal Reserve stress test…

Expert quote:

“When you take a look at Goldman as compared to a lot of financial institutions, Goldman has relied on buybacks.”

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Drug windfall raises questions for foundations

November 20th, 2014 in 2014, George Annas, Marketplace, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

George Annas, School of Public Health

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation made a blockbuster announcement Wednesday: It’s receiving $3.3 billion for selling its royalty rights for a drug manufactured by Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Expert quote:

“On the big picture, it’s very similar to what almost all disease foundations do. Most of them fund research by academics, but it’s not a big leap to fund research by a biotech company on the theory that they are more likely to actually translate their research into a product.”

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BARDA: The venture capital firm buried in the U.S. government

October 31st, 2014 in 2014, Kevin Outterson, Marketplace, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

Kevin Outterson, School of Law

For five years, John Eldridge and his team at Profectus Bioscience have developed and tested their Ebola vaccine. First it was on guinea pigs, then monkeys…

Expert quote:

“They are investing in things that would die if they didn’t have additional funding.”

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The Ebola fight’s HR problem

October 27th, 2014 in 2014, Ebola, Marketplace, Nahid Bhadelia, NEIDL, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

Nahid Bhadelia, School of Medicine, NEIDL

The federal government and the states are still figuring out just what they should do with health workers who return from treating Ebola patients in West Africa…

Expert quote:

“I went back in to see if there was somebody to help me move him. And the minute I walked into the ward, this mother walked up to me with her six month old and said, this baby is not feeling well can you help me. And by the time I was done taking care of the child, the old man was already dead.”

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Painkillers will be tougher to get this fall

August 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Jeffrey Samet, Marketplace, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

Jeffrey Samet, School of Medicine

Starting this fall, it will be more difficult to get commonly prescribed painkillers, such as Vicodin. The Drug Enforcement Administration has announced a new rule that reclassifies drugs containing hydrocodone. That means most consumers will be forced to get their prescription in person — no more over-the-phone refills…

Expert quote:

“It’s linked to addiction and transition to heroin use and people are dying from that. So, we need to do something.”

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Why a health insurance company entered the housing market

February 13th, 2014 in 2014, Marketplace, Megan Sandel, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, School of Public Health 0 comments

Megan Sandel, School of Medicine, School of Public Health

A growing body of research says your health has a lot to do with where you live. If you’re poor and struggle to keep a roof over your head, you’re going to get sick more often…

Expert quote:

“Many of the kids we see are basically failing to thrive. They’re not able to grow their brains and bodies because they’re homeless and they’re not able to feed themselves on a regular basis, or they’re moving frequently.”

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What the Time Warner buyout could mean for cable … and the rest of us

November 23rd, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Marketplace, Newsmakers 0 comments

Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences

Wanna know why Time Warner might merge with another major cable company (Comcast or Charter)?…

Expert quote:

“You get this monopolistic behavior where they charge much higher prices and give you lousy customer service.”

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The many metaphors used to describe the government’s failure

October 11th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Marketplace, Newsmakers, Robert Pinsky 0 comments

Robert Pinsky, College of Arts & Sciences

This is the eleventh day of the partial government shutdown…

Expert quote:

“The attempt to clarify becomes like a poem by an avant-garde surrealist poet.”

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