The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

June 09, 2005

Issues in the News

 

1. HEALTH & SAFETY

Food and Drug Administration officials are urging drug safety reviewers to broaden their focus to include post-approval assessments.

From CEI: General Counsel Sam Kazman discusses the FDA drug approval process on the WTOP radio program “Of Consuming Interest.”

2. TRADE

Ratification of the Central American Free Trade Agreement is threatened by lobbying from the >U.S. sugar industry.

From CEI: Adjunct Fellow Frances B. Smith (and other voices) on the need for reform of agricultural and trade policies for sugar.

 

3. FINANCE

The Washington Post endorses incremental reform of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

From CEI: Journalism Fellow John Berlau on why Congress should go farther and repeal this tremendously costly law.