1Aug, 2019

Fed Chief Struggles to Manage a Wild Card: Trump Trade Wars

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Associated Press | August 1, 2019
By Josh Boak

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Federal Reserve cut interest rates Wednesday for the first time in a decade, Chairman Jerome Powell made a striking acknowledgement:

In the Trump era, the Fed faces a steep learning curve.

The Fed is supposed to set interest rates based on gauges of inflation and employment. But […]

24Jun, 2019

FDA ‘White Hat’ Hacking Tools May Combat Medical Misinformation

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MedTech Dive | June 17, 2019
By Susan Kelly

Medical device cybersecurity remains top of mind at FDA as healthcare organizations continue to face threats. A report out last month, for example, said the WannaCry malware that disrupted service at about 40 U.K. hospitals two years ago remains a threat and continues to attack healthcare companies.


One strategy for preventing […]

24Jun, 2019

Putting America’s Forests to Work on Climate Change

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The Hill | June 23, 2019
Opinion by Robert Bonnie and Jad Daley

With the impacts of a warming planet becoming more apparent every day, climate change is taking center stage in the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Most of the candidates have articulated commitments or released plans to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions through legislation, […]

23Jun, 2019

Agriculture Department Buries Studies Showing Dangers of Climate Change

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POLITICO| June 23, 2019
By Helena Bottemiller Evich

The Trump administration has refused to publicize dozens of government-funded studies that carry warnings about the effects of climate change, defying a longstanding practice of touting such findings by the Agriculture Department’s acclaimed in-house scientists.

The studies range from a groundbreaking discovery that rice loses vitamins in a carbon-rich environment — […]

14Jun, 2019

Employ Cybersecurity Techniques Against the Threat of Medical Misinformation

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JAMA | June 14, 2019
By Eric Perakslis and Robert Califf 

Although the sharing of misleading information is likely as old as humanity, an unfortunate concomitant of the current digital environment is the amplification and accelerated spread of medical misinformation. Growing distrust of medical professionals is causing some people to eschew drugs that have been proven effective, […]

10Jun, 2019

Jim Rogers Awarded Posthumously for Leadership in Sustainable Business Practices

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CSRwire| June 11, 2019

CEF presented the 2019 C.K. Prahalad Award in two categories: leadership by a collaboration to TerraCycle’s Loop Shopping Platform; and leadership by an individual executive to former Duke Energy CEO, Jim Rogers. The awards were announced at the 2019 CEF Annual Leadership Retreat, attended by senior executives representing CEF member companies with […]

6Jun, 2019

DiMe: Calling all who Serve in Digital Medicine

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STAT| June 5, 2019
By Jen Goldsack, Beau Woods, and Eric Perakslis

From smart pacemakers to diagnostic algorithms and digital therapeutics, medicine is becoming more digitized every year. Digital medicine tools offer the possibility of improved health outcomes, lower costs, and better access to care. But the evidence base for the safety and effectiveness of these new products […]

6Jun, 2019

Raskin on the Possibility of a Rate Hike

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Sarah Bloom Raskin, former Fed governor and deputy treasury secretary, joined CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to discuss Chairman Powell’s latest remarks. “I think Chairman Powell has given a message to markets that’s indicating that a rate cut is coming. This is, in essence, a very strong signal that the FOMC is actually ready to talk about cutting […]

23May, 2019

Pharma’s Desperate Struggle To Teach Old Data New Tricks

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Forbes | May 23, 2019
By David Shaywitz

While pharma C-suite executives find themselves increasingly seduced by the promise of “digital transformation,” and especially by the idea of leveraging AI, the lived, on the ground reality within virtually all pharma R&D organizations couldn’t be further removed.


Data: Asset or Liability?

As Eric Perakslis, a health data guru and Rubenstein Fellow at Duke (his […]

22May, 2019

Sarah Bloom Raskin on Possible Nomination of Judy Shelton to the Fed

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Sarah Bloom Raskin, former Fed governor and deputy treasury secretary, joins CNBC’s “Closing Bell” to discuss the opposition the potential nomination of Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve Board.

Former Fed governor on potential nominee Judy Shelton
CNBC: The Closing Bell
May 22, 2019, 4:53 PM EST