The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

June 27, 2005

Issues in the News

1. LEGAL & CONSTITUTIONAL

A ruling from the Supreme Court is expected today on the Grokster copyright infringement lawsuit.

From CEI: Adjunct Fellow James Plummer on how new business practices and technological strategies can help solve the piracy problem.    

 

2. HEALTH & SAFETY

A new Canadian study concludes that delays in approval of cancer drugs is killing patients.

From CEI: A national survey of oncologists found that over 60 percent believe the Food and Drug Administration is too slow in approving new drugs and therapies.

 

3. ENERGY

Energy-intensive industries are being squeezed by rising oil prices.

From CEI: Director of Global Warming & International Environmental Policy Myron Ebell on the case for oil exploration in the Alaskan Arctic on Fox News’s Hannity & Colmes.

 

4. MEDICARE

Medicare announces that it won’t cover the cost of a frequently prescribed class of anti-anxiety medications.

From CEI: President Fred L. Smith, Jr. on who will ultimately bear the burden of increasing Medicare costs.