The Duke Digest - June 8, 2012
In Today's Issue:
- Duke CFO Survey: U.S. Hiring Forecast Stays Positive
- Opinion: Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now - GAIN or Greed?
- Entrepreneurship/Innovation: 5th DukeGEN Angel Pitch Event
- Opinion: Consequences of Striking Down Affordable Care Act
DUKE CFO SURVEY: U.S. HIRING FORECAST STAYS POSITIVE
In contrast to last week's Bureau of Labor Statistics report, which reported an increase in the unemployment rate in May, chief financial officers expect hiring to remain strong in the U.S. over the next year.
This finding is included in the most recent Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook survey. The quarterly survey, which concluded May 30, asked more than 800 CFOs from a broad range of global public and private companies about their expectations for the economy.
Global CFO Survey: U.S. Hiring Forecast Stays Positive (Duke.edu)
OPINION: GENERATING ANTIBIOTIC INCENTIVES NOW: GAIN OR JUST GREED?
Anthony So, professor of public policy and global health at the Sanford School, writes in an opinion piece that Congress should not be complacent in believing it has addressed issues of antibiotic resistance by passing the GAIN Act as a part of the FDA user fee bill. Dr. So writes:
"...the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now Act, or GAIN...would provide five more years of monopoly protections for new antibiotics. Already receiving three to seven years of exclusivity, some antibiotics may receive up to 10 years of protection after market approval. This measure defies both the economics and biology of antibiotic resistance.
We need to get back to the basics -- the 3Rs -- sharing resources, risks and rewards."
Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now: GAIN - Or Just Greed? (HuffingtonPost)
OPINION: CONSEQUENCES OF STRIKING DOWN AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Neil S. Seigel, professor of law and political science at Duke, writes in an opinion piece appearing in the Philadelphia Inquirer that the consequences of the Supreme Court striking down the Affordable Care Act will be several and serious.
Consequences of Striking Down Affordable Care Act (Philly.com)
ENTREPRENEURSHIP/INNOVATION: 5TH DUKE ANGEL PITCH EVENT A SUCCESS
The Duke Global Entrepreneurship Network (DukeGEN), held its 5th DukeGEN Angel Event on Wednesday, awarding a $10,000 prize from Freestyle Capital to one entrepreneurial initiative. Over 210 attendees gathered to watch five entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges.
The goald of DukeGEN is to be a sophisticated and active network that helps create debate, dialogue, and productive connections between Duke entrepreneurs.
5th DukeGEN Angel Pitch Event a Success (blog.dukegen.com)
DukeGEN Homepage (dukegen.com)