Month: February 2019

Are Private Contractors for Airport Security Screenings the Future?

During the partial shutdown of the Federal government, security screeners at 22 airports across the country were on the job and getting paid because they were being manned by private contractors to handle security screening rather than by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Ten percent of the TSA workers eventually

Competing Pharmaceutical Firms Slash Price on Cholesterol Drug to Improve Sales

Drug companies Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc announced, early this week, that they each plan to drastically cut the US list price for their highly effective—and highly-priced—cholesterol drug Praluent.  Apparently, the drugmakers are dropping the price by as much as 60 percent for some patients, after rival Amgen Inc did