No more double standards

False, misleading or fraudulent claims have long brought the wrath of juries, judges and government agencies down on perpetrators. So have substandard manufacturing practices. GlaxoSmith Klein has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $750-million fine for manufacturing deficiencies at a former pharmaceuticals plant. Even though there was no indication of patient harm, said the US attorney, the fine was needed “to pressure companies to follow the rules.” Johnson & Johnson was recently slapped with a $258-million jury verdict for allegedly misleading claims about the safety and superiority of an antipsychotic drug. J&J’s actions “defrauded the Louisiana Medicaid system,” prosecutors argued. [...]

By |2010-11-03T07:36:29-04:00November 3rd, 2010|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on No more double standards

What’s the cost if Congress fails?

Commisioner Hedegaard posed this question:  "While some argue that the U.S. cannot afford climate and energy legislation, my question is: Can the U.S. afford not to have ambitious legislation that paves the way for a more energy-efficient future? We all know that we are in for a future where energy and resources will be still more expensive, and the companies and nations that are the most energy-efficient will prosper the most." CFACT Executive Director, Craig Rucker responded to her question. Commissioner Hedegaard's Denmark may have surrounded itself with wind turbines, but could not afford such feel good luxuries if it were [...]

By |2010-04-19T08:27:02-04:00April 19th, 2010|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on What’s the cost if Congress fails?

Private property resolution picks up steam in the House

  Not long ago, Congressman Paul Broun, M.D., (R-GA) celebrated Constitution Day (September 18) by introducing H. Res. 748, a resolution upholding the property rights of all Americans. Broun’s initiative came on the 222ndanniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by the Founding Fathers.  While celebrating the anniversary of the Constitution, Broun was quick to point out the mounting threats to one of the document’s most cherished provisions.  “Unfortunately, government has grown out of control, and it’s far different today from what our Founders established, he pointed out.  “As an original-intent constitutionalist, I believe the federal government was not established [...]

By |2009-11-12T12:26:22-04:00November 12th, 2009|CFACT Insights|Comments Off on Private property resolution picks up steam in the House