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24Jun, 2019

FDA ‘White Hat’ Hacking Tools May Combat Medical Misinformation

Eric Perakslis, News

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. …. […]

24Jun, 2019

Putting America’s Forests to Work on Climate Change

Home, Robert Bonnie, News

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 […]

23Jun, 2019

Agriculture Department Buries Studies Showing Dangers of Climate Change

Robert Bonnie, News

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 […]

14Jun, 2019

Employ Cybersecurity Techniques Against the Threat of Medical Misinformation

Eric Perakslis, News

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 […]

10Jun, 2019

Jim Rogers Awarded Posthumously for Leadership in Sustainable Business Practices

Jim Rogers, News

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 […]

6Jun, 2019

DiMe: Calling all who Serve in Digital Medicine

Eric Perakslis, News

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 […]

6Jun, 2019

Raskin on the Possibility of a Rate Hike

Sarah Bloom Raskin, News

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

Eric Perakslis, News

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 […]

22May, 2019

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

Sarah Bloom Raskin, News

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

21May, 2019

Obama’s Top General Slams Trump Military Pardons as ‘Abdication of Moral Responsibility’

General Martin Dempsey, News

Washington Examiner| May 21, 2019 By John Gage Retired Gen. Martin Dempsey slammed President Trump for his plan to pardon several military members charged with war crimes. “Absent evidence of innocence or injustice the wholesale pardon of US service members accused of war crimes signals our troops and allies that we don’t take the Law of Armed […]