Posts Tagged ‘development’

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Why doesn’t the federal government ensure reasonable prices for drugs developed with public funds?

 

The U.S. invests more than $32 billion each year in drug and biomedical research. This major public investment in drug research empowers the government to make drugs affordable under the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980. But, even when drug companies price critical drugs at staggeringly high prices, the government has never used this authority. Why doesn’t the federal government ensure reasonable prices for drugs developed with public fundsan appropriate return on the public’s investment?

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Leaked World Bank lending policies ‘environmentally disastrous’

Radical plans by the World Bank to relax the conditions on which it lends up to $50bn (£29bn) a year to developing countries have been condemned as potentially disastrous for the environment and likely to weaken protection of indigenous peoples and the poor.

 

CrazyFilmmaker

Flood gates are gonna go whoosh.  Amazon Studios looking for short films now with feature potential.   Two to fifteen minutes length???  FAQ