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NYU Rightly Keeps Professorship Endowed by Shkreli

NYU Rightly Keeps Professorship Endowed by Shkreli

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

While officials should be more transparent regarding the details of the endowment, the medical school should be free to spend Shkreli’s money to advance scientific research.

Prizes Not Patents: Racing for the Cure Requires Teamwork

Prizes Not Patents: Racing for the Cure Requires Teamwork

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Our governments and organizations like WHO need to recognize that a prudent shift to prizes is worth trying in order to gather a hesitant public’s support. This new system will reward innovation — not greed.

Drug developers should consider ethics of market exploitation

Drug developers should consider ethics of market exploitation

May 1, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a portable device, Evzio, that counteracts opiate overdoses. Although naloxone, the active ingredient in Evzio, has been used in hospitals for decades, the FDA’s approval allows for more widespread use. Those prescribed Evzio — either fo...