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drug pricing policy making

In May 2018 U.S. President Donald Trump predicted that pharmaceutical manufacturers would “announce voluntary massive drops in prices” after introducing his “American Patients First” 44 page blueprint for reforming drug pricing. This blueprint includes a laundry list of policy ideas but not the one most feared by the pharma industry: allowing the government to negotiate… Read more »

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quitting job

With record low unemployment, a strong economy and a little millennial angst thrown in,  quitting your job right now might be a smart move for better opportunities, better pay, or just interesting travel. Quitting Your Job on Purpose Every 1 in 6 unemployed workers has become unemployed intentionally. This is the highest rate of voluntary… Read more »

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H1B Visa opinions

“Trump is the first of any modern president to advocate for reducing legal immigration,” says Sarah Pierce of the Migration Policy Institute. Some experts predict that fiscal year 2018 which ends September 30 will show a rare decline in the number of immigrants granted permanent legal residency partly due to changes in the H1B Visa… Read more »

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Millennials and Boomers Working Together

As the unemployment rate continues to decline and along with it available candidates, hiring managers need to broaden their definition of their ideal hire. As a recruiter, I often hear that a seasoned candidate, aka older, “won’t understand technology” or “aren’t creative enough.” While with more junior candidates, I hear “they just don’t have enough… Read more »

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Healthcare investments

Healthcare investments soared in 2017, and biotechnology was by far the most invested-in group at $13.8 billion as reported by AngelMD. 2018 is on track to exceed 2017. The MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights said $10.6 billion was invested in health-care deals in the first half of 2018. Health insurers have been starting… Read more »