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CEI Podcast for May 31, 2011: FDA Rescinds Approval of Breast Cancer Drug

 

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Senior Fellow Greg Conko breaks down the fight over Avastin, a drug used to treat several types of cancer. The FDA is poised to rescind Avastin’s approval for treating breast cancer. It will retain its approval for other cancers. This will make life difficult, and possibly shorter, for some breast cancer patients. Conko believes this battle boils down to one question: who decides which treatments patients can use? Will it be the FDA, or doctors and patients?

CEI Podcast – December 15, 2010: Alcohol Regulations Across the Country

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Michelle Minton, CEI’s Director of Insurance Studies, takes a whirlwind tour of alcohol regulations across the country. From Pennsylvania to Texas to Colorado, there are regulations at every turn. They do everything from raise revenue to tell people what products they can buy at what times, to shelter politically favored companies from pesky competition. In this way, alcohol is like most other sectors of the economy.

CEI Podcast — November 23, 2010: The Crusade against Alcohol Energy Drinks

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Baylen Linnekin, author of the recent CEI On Point “Extreme Refreshment Crackdown: The FDA’s Misguided Campaign Against Alcohol Energy Drinks” and contributor to the food regulation blog Crispy on the Outside, looks at the recent push to ban alcoholic drinks that contain caffeine.

Baylen believes that regulators are over-reacting. Alcohol energy drinks typically contain no more caffeine than a cup of coffee, and their appeal to underage drinkers is overstated.

New CEI Podcast – October 25, 2010: Regulating Every Room

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CEI’s Senior Fellow in Environmental Policy Ben Lieberman explains how new energy regulations affect every room in your house, from the basement to the bathroom to the kitchen and beyond.

New CEI Podcast – October 21, 2010: Relic of Prohibition

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CEI Director of Insurance Studies Michelle Minton analyzes proposals to privatize Virginia’s liquor stores. Virginia is one of 18 states where the government holds a legal monopoly on the sale of spirits.

New CEI Podcast: Creating High-Tech Jobs

Ryan Radia, CEI’s Associate Director of Technology Studies, talks about obstacles and opportunities for job creation in the high-tech sector. Regulatory uncertainty is making companies wary of making long-term investments. The sheer number of regulations makes it very expensive to hire workers. According to an article Ryan and I coauthored at RealClearMarkets, rolling back the regulatory state could pave the way for more jobs.

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CEI Podcast: Alex Nowrasteh on Birthright Citizenship

In the latest CEI Podcast, I interview my colleague Alex Nowrasteh. He thinks the recent push to repeal birthright citizenship for undocumented immigrants is misguided.

Have a listen here. Length: 4:49.

Alex recently wrote an article on the issue for Fox News.