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Food Fright 2.0

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Flush with success in passing a Vermont food labeling law that she hopes will single out GMO agricultural ingredients for consumer avoidance, Stacy Malkan of U.S. Right to Know now takes an opening shot in the next campaign against biotechnology-derived food ingredients. Ms. Malkan’s essay on Huffington Post focuses first on tearing down “the notion that technology can save us.” Next, she seeks to convince readers – primarily through repetition, rather than evidence – that Read More >

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World FSHD Day

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This June 20th is the first-ever World FSHD Day, a day designated by an international alliance of advocacy groups to raise awareness of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Participants from across the globe will come together over social media and in various activities to raise awareness for FSHD, one of the most prevalent forms of muscular dystrophy. Few have heard of FSHD. It’s a genetic condition that weakens muscles, typically starting in the face, shoulder blades, Read More >

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Time for AHIP to Finally Join Us And Work Toward A Solution

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I worked as an elected leader in government for 24 years. One of the enduring lessons I learned is that to accomplish big things, people from different backgrounds must come together and unite behind a common solution. When that happens, our nation flourishes. And those problems that once seemed deep and complex, suddenly don’t seem so insurmountable anymore. That’s why it was so disappointing to hear America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) ridiculous claim that my Read More >

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The Search for Meaningful Work in Biotechnology

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The time to begin your search for a rewarding employment position is the day you register to go to a post-secondary institution. Why? Because the whole point of getting educated is to be able to apply what you learned in school in a job that values the knowledge and skills that you have developed. Getting educated is an investment in your future. Finding challenging and rewarding employment is the reward for that investment. When you Read More >

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ICYMI: The Hill Op-ed on Ending 340B Abuse

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Writing in The Hill today, Ellen Weaver of the Palmetto Promise Institute and Lindsay Boyd of The Beacon Center of Tennessee call upon Congress to reform the 340B program, created by Congress more than two decades ago. The program aimed to help low-income and uninsured patients afford prescription medications. Qualified hospitals – originally, 90 truly charitable hospitals serving large at-risk populations – received large discounts on the medications they purchased. But, there was one loophole Read More >

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