Category: Marketplace

Painkillers will be tougher to get this fall

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Dow changes raise questions about relevance

September 10th, 2013 in 2013, Marketplace, Metropolitan College, William Chambers 0 comments

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William Chambers, Metropolitan College

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What can save the IRS brand?

June 4th, 2013 in 2013, Marketplace, Newsmakers, School of Management, Susan Fournier 0 comments

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Susan Fournier, School of Management

Congress heard testimony today from some of the Tea Party groups subjected to extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status, and an inspector general released a new report, auditing IRS conferences…

Expert quote:

“They’ve always had a warmth problem. But now they have a competence problem, too.”

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The incredible shrinking budget deficit

May 15th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Laurence Kotlikoff, Marketplace, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Laurence Kotlikoff, College of Arts & Sciences

The Congressional Budget Office expects the federal deficit to shrink from more than $1 trillion in 2012 to $642 billion in the 2013 fiscal year…

Expert quote:

“What we’re doing is looking at what’s happening to a little bush in front of a forest of obligations.”

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Emergencies? There’s an app for that

April 30th, 2013 in 2013, Kevin Thomas, Marketplace, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Kevin Thomas, School of Medicine

We’re using our phones for just about everything now: photos, directions, news updates, entertainment and now, even emergencies…

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Can you trademark a rallying cry like ‘Boston Strong’?

April 23rd, 2013 in 2013, Marketplace, Newsmakers, School of Law, Stacey Dogan 0 comments

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Stacey Dogan, School of Law

The phrase “Boston Strong” became part of the vernacular last week, after the attack on the Boston Marathon…

Expert quote:

“Someone who says, I want to register this mark so that other people can’t claim rights to it, but I am going to allow others to use it freely, is basically conceding that the term has no trademark significance.”

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YouTube hits a billion

March 21st, 2013 in 2013, Fernando Suarez, Marketplace, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Fernando Suarez, School of Management

YouTube announced that it’s reached a billion viewers per month, putting in the same league as Facebook and its parent company Google.

Expert quote:

“In industries like this where the market grows rapidly and the technology changes very rapidly, it’s very rare to see these cases.”

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