Monthly archives: November, 2017

National science panel calls for aggressive steps to control drug prices

The U.S. must take urgent steps to rein in the out-of-control cost of prescription drugs, including aggressive government intervention to negotiate lower prices for American patients, a panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommended Thursday in a sweeping new report on pharmaceutical pricing. The report – titled “Making Medicines Affordable: A …

Is a Higher Standard Needed for Campus Sexual Assault Cases? – Room for Debate

A Higher Standard Is Needed for College Sexual Assault Rulings John Villasenor 1:07 PM The Title IX tribunals that have proliferated on U.S. college campuses since 2011 have been enormously problematic. By federal mandate, U.S. colleges and universities — if they want to maintain access to federal funds — must adjudicate accusations of sexual violence …

Linda Sarsour says ‘fascist’ White House poses biggest threat to Jews

Activist Linda Sarsour takes part in a demonstration outside Trump Tower in New York City, June 1, 2017.  (Reuters) Avowed hate-peddler Linda Sarsour asserted Tuesday night that the “fascist” White House poses the greatest current threat to the Jewish community. Sarsour also dismissed articles in the “Jewish media” accusing her of anti-Semitism during a panel …

Governments in Australia and New Zealand fail to meet plain English website guidelines

VisibleThread identifies that 4 out of 5 of Australian Government websites analysed do not meet recommended readability standards. New Zealand fares better, but still has a way to go to achieve its readability goals. Cambridge UK, Monday 13th June 2016. VisibleThread, a global leader in content quality management, has released the latest in its series …