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Truth in biosimilar labeling

Recently the FDA issued draft guidance on labeling for biosimilar products.

In two words, no surprises – which for some is better news than for others.

The top of Page 8 will get a lot of attention:

FDA...

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School desegregation: It's not just a Mississippi problem

62 years after Brown vs. Board, the Supreme court has decided that perhaps outstanding consent decrees from the 70s should be enforced in Cleveland, MS.  I have a memoir, TEACHER, forthcoming this fall about the rural black public schools of...

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Will Ted Cruz let it go?

After suspending his campaign earlier this month, Ted Cruz is facing two major decisions. First, will he endorse Donald Trump, a candidate he once called a “pathological liar”? Second, what will he do with the roughly $8 million in his campaign...

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Using technology to increase government transparency

Demand for transparency in government is growing as ordinary citizens are increasingly losing trust in their elected officials. In the United States, studies by the Pew Research Center show that the public’s trust in the federal government...

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'Keep It In The Ground' should be buried

Emboldened by the Obama Administration’s anti-oil and gas leasing decisions, extreme environmental groups have gained traction with the “Keep it in the Ground” campaign, demanding policies that would stop the extraction of fossil fuels from...

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Why didn’t Republicans invite the IG to the IRS hearings?

When Republicans launched their investigation of the so-called IRS targeting scandal, they relied on one key official to lead the charge—Russell George, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, or TIGTA.
 
Mr. George was...

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Money shouldn't outweigh merit in college admissions

Colleges and universities are supposed to be engines of social mobility where smart students from poor families get ahead based on their hard work, persistence and abilities. It’s sad that many colleges have lost their way and are primarily...

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Even in defeat, Trump could harm the country irreparably

Democrats are congenitally nervous about presidential elections, but this year, most Democrats will admit to feeling relatively optimistic about Hillary Clinton’s chances of beating Donald Trump in November. Trump’s unfavorability is historically...

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