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First Amendment Claims Seen as Rx for Drug Makers, Headache for Consumers(0)

October 12, 2017

Decisions in recent legal cases are fueling debate about whether the First Amendment’s protection of commercial speech could undermine the FDA’s ability to prevent drug marketing abuses. Some worry that changing political dynamics – especially the anti-regulatory aims of the Trump administration and Republican-dominated Congress – could free drug makers to push the boundaries of the law.

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A Force for Change? CEOs Speak Out on Social Issues

Apple CEO Tim Cook (left) is one of an increasing number of corporate leaders who’ve been speaking out on controversial social issues. Taking a stand is critical for a chief executive, he has said, because “silence is the ultimate consent.” Columnist Gael O’Brien looks at what’s behind this trend and where it may go from here.

Google Controversy Highlights Challenge of Building Community

When a Google engineer recently wrote and distributed company-wide a memo about women in technology, intense controversy followed. Columnist Gael O’Brien says situations like the one at Google should prompt more companies to ask some critical questions: What does community mean for us? What do we want it to look like and why? What will enable our efforts to be successful and sustainable?

Is There a Better Way To Be a Boss?

A recent Gallup survey found that only 21% of employees surveyed say they are managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work. Columnist Gael O’Brien says that’s why there’s need to re-innovate the old maxim that “employees are our most important asset.” She takes a look at two new books which offer ideas and execution strategies that “stand a good chance of inspiring people to do their best work.”


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