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340B Violations Signal a Need for Increased Program Oversight
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340B Violations Signal a Need for Increased Program Oversight

The opaque and loosely administered nature of the Medicare 340B drug-pricing program has lead to speculation over the appropriate use of program savings. Originally designed as a way to help patients save money on their prescription drugs, the 340B program is now criticized for failing to deliver those savings directly to consumer medications. Furthermore, a … Continue reading

Hold My Beer: Aluminum and National Security
China / National Security / Politics / Trade

Hold My Beer: Aluminum and National Security

Background Beer is good , beer is american. To protect the interests of beer drinkers and beer producers everywhere, primary aluminum must be excluded from the Section 232 investigation, otherwise it risks endangering the business of local brewers, packagers, and raises prices for consumers. On April 26, 2017 Department of Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, initiated … Continue reading

Politics

Desalination and the Future of Water Consumption

Desalination has received more attention in recent years as many countries have adopted the process to provide clean water to their population. Freshwater resources continue to deplete at unsustainable rates, amplifying concerns over future “water wars.” Only 1% of the world’s population currently relies on desalinated water,with a total of over 18,000 desalination plants. Current Status … Continue reading

Salads, I-Pads, and Anomie
America / Communications / Culture / Politics / Technology

Salads, I-Pads, and Anomie

What’s an Eatsa? Earlier this month the DC branch of the fast-casual restaurant, Eatsa officially closed its doors. Eatsa, founded in 2015 and based in San Francisco has a unique business model that limits human interaction and separates the consumer from the producers of the product, which in this case happens to be salads. Often … Continue reading