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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

Daily Update

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute Daily Update

Issues in the News

 

1. GLOBAL WARMING

The Bush Administration’s position on global warming is affirmed at the G8 Summit.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Director of Global Warming Policy Myron Ebell on the implications of the G8 communiqué.

 

2. HEALTH & SAFETY

The first lawsuits against drug maker Merck alleging harm from the painkiller Vioxx are going forward.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Fellow Dr. Henry I. Miller on the Vioxx scare and the problems with the Food and Drug Administration’s approval process.

 

3. JUNK SCIENCE

A study from the National Academy of Sciences on the health effects of radiation raises alarm about even extremely low exposure levels.

CEI Expert Available to Comment: Adjunct Fellow Steven Milloy on how misplaced concerns over tiny doses of radiation have created a $1 trillion mistake.