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Steel: Part 1 (The Business We Are In)             May 16, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             The President sent out an email that should send a chill down the spine of every faculty member. In essence it says we are losing money from operations, have stayed in the black due to the performance of our ...

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In Jeopardy The Answers Come Before the Questions. Are We in Jeopardy?   May 15, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling On Monday afternoon, May 13, Dr. DePinho sent an email to the institution commenting on the story in Sunday’s Houston Chronicle.             To summarize: 1.     Dr. DePinho went “above and beyond” what was required of him as ...

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Trust    May 15, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             What time is it kids?             It must be 1973. Congress cannot get to the bottom of a foreign policy disaster in which Americans died. The IRS is penalizing political enemies of the current administration. The phone lines of reporters are being tapped by the federal ...

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-medical-choice.html A wise use of fame from a very unexpected place!

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Don’t Be a Bork                    May 12, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             In the fall of 1973, President Richard Nixon no longer wished to deal with the Special Prosecutor he had appointed in May. That man was Archibald Cox, an above reproach Harvard law professor looking into allegations of wrong doing that had surfaced following ...

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This Time It Was Avoidable      May 11, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             In the coming days it is likely that MD Anderson faculty and employees will, once again, be explaining to friends and family why the private business activities of the institution’s president are coming under public scrutiny. This follows previous questions being raised about ...

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A Fatal Lack of Transparency                     May 9, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             Along with assorted stories describing how neighbors in a Cleveland suburb did not detect the presence of kidnapped women in an old house for ten years and a guilty verdict for some sort of murderer in Arizona (I haven’t followed that one closely ...

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A Reminder                        May 8, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling                 A major effort by a new company to develop targeted therapy is set back by the FDA.                 Questions arise about the connection between the company and the President of MD Anderson.                 Filings showed that the President of MD Anderson made millions on a single ...

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And The Beat Goes On:                 May 7, 2013 http://www.thestreet.mobi/story/11914855/1/fire-aveos-ceo-for-incompetence-and-arrogance-rivaling-imclones-sam-waksal.html?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO

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Sold a Bill of Goods                   May 6, 2013 By Leonard Zwelling             I love my American Express card. Why? Because the company that backs that card provides first-class service when things go wrong. If you book a trip with them, they help if you are short of cash or lose your luggage in a foreign ...

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