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Is IACS The Clinton Foundation Equivalent?: What’s Going On In There?

Is IACS The Clinton Foundation Equivalent?: What’s Going On In There? By Leonard Zwelling          I have been struck by the huge amount of discussion in two spheres.          The first is over the Clinton Foundation—the good it does vs. the questions surrounding whether it became part of a play-for-pay scheme at the State Department. ...

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It’s Still All About Money

It’s Still All About Money By Leonard Zwelling          As if anyone at MD Anderson needed to be reminded of the primacy of money in any discussion about health care, Reed Abelson wrote a piece in the NY Times on August 13 that reports how this fact is undermining any benefits derived from ObamaCare. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/13/business/cost-not-choice-is-top-concern-of-health-insurance-customers.html?_r=0 ...

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It’s Still All About Money

It’s Still All About Money By Leonard Zwelling          As if anyone at MD Anderson needed to be reminded of the primacy of money in any discussion about health care, Reed Abelson wrote a piece in the NY Times on August 13 that reports how this fact is undermining any benefits derived from ObamaCare. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/13/business/cost-not-choice-is-top-concern-of-health-insurance-customers.html?_r=0 ...

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What Is It About Conflict Of Interest They Don’t Get?: Trump, Clinton, DePinho Et Al

What Is It About Conflict Of Interest They Don’t Get?: Trump, Clinton, DePinho Et Al By Leonard Zwelling          To my limited intelligence, this seems like a simple concept. If, in one’s mind, there are competing interests where what is good for one interest (more money) may not be good for the other (fulfilling a ...

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Is Pediatrics At MD Anderson Coming To An End? It’s Possible

Is Pediatrics At MD Anderson Coming To An End? It’s Possible By Leonard Zwelling          Amid all the Sturm und Drang that has been the last few weeks at MD Anderson over trying to figure out what to do about a financial shortfall that is not a crisis, a true crisis has developed in another ...

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Driven To Suicide

Driven To Suicide By Leonard Zwelling          In an exquisitely concerning article in the NY Times on August 11, Geeta Anand and Frederik Joelving describe a system of high pressure sales promotion in the Indian drug market. Executives at Abbott Laboratories press the sales force to run “health camps” where the sales reps test patients ...

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Kakistocracy: Government By The Worst Persons

Kakistocracy: Government By The Worst Persons By Leonard Zwelling          In Saturday’s Wall Street Journal (AUG 6-7, p. A13) Peggy Noonan, my Republican voice of rationality, wrote a piece called “The Week They Decided He Was Crazy.” Obviously, this was an essay about Donald Trump and the seemingly endless missteps, misspeaks, and mistakes he continues ...

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