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Article ID: 702278

State Pension Plans Would Be Better Off Avoiding External Management Fees

North Carolina State University

Recent research finds state pension plans would be better off avoiding external asset managers when investing their assets – and would carry substantially smaller unfunded liabilities if they simply invested in a conventional index fund.

Released:
16-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 702194

More than half a century after Civil Rights Act, work still to be done in quest for equal rights, says political scientist

DePaul University

While the U.S. civil rights movement is often said to have ended in 1968, the continued fight for equal rights for all Americans can be seen in today’s protests, said Valerie Johnson, an associate professor and chair of DePaul University’s Political Science Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Released:
15-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 702109

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Bill Signed into Law

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

President Donald Trump has signed into law HR 302/S. 808, which includes the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act that now paves the way for sports medicine practitioners to work across state lines with liability protections.

Released:
12-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 702094

Physics Model Finds That SCOTUS ‘Super Court’ Votes Are Non-Partisan

Cornell University

Eddie Lee, doctoral student in physics at Cornell University, applied a statistical physics model to a “Super Court” of 36 Supreme Court justices and 24 nine-member courts from 1946 to 2016 and found was that consensus dominates the court, and strong correlations in voting far outlast any one justice or court

Released:
11-Oct-2018 3:50 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 702011

ASHP CEO Attends White House Bill Signing on Pharmacy Gag Clause

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz, Pharm.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FASHP, today attended a White House ceremony to commemorate the signing of S. 2553 and S. 2554, the “Know the Lowest Price Act” and “Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act,” respectively. ASHP, independently and as a lead member of the Steering Committee of the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing, has long advocated for measures that would improve transparency in drug pricing.

Released:
10-Oct-2018 4:00 PM EDT

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