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  • Can a Free Market Innovation Help Jumpstart the U.S. Fracking Boom? image

    Can a Free Market Innovation Help Jumpstart the U.S. Fracking Boom?

    Earlier this week, EOG Resources, Inc., a Houston-based oil and gas exploration company, reported on an earnings call that their engineers had recently used natural gas to successfully extract …

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    Spotlight on Counterfeits

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued a new report, Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods, offering a stark assessment of IP theft and how it threatens …

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    Intellectual Property and America’s 50 Laboratories of Innovation

    ALEC hosted a congressional conference call with Senator Steve Daines (MT) on Tuesday, March 8. Senator Daines discussed the importance of robust intellectual property rights (IPR) protections to curb IP …

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    Hillarycare 2.0

    The topic of healthcare has typically been a lightning rod election issue, and the 2016 presidential campaign is no exception. Hillary Clinton, oft remembered for her failed 1993 health reform …

  • Dr. Merson and Jen Campisano chat with ALEC in Scottsdale image

    Dr. Merson and Jen Campisano chat with ALEC in Scottsdale

    Dr. James Merson and cancer survivor Jen Campisano talked vital innovation at the 2015 ALEC States and Nation Policy Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. At age 32 – just five months …

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    Replacing Your Tablet with a Set Top Box

    Many people, especially Millennials, watch television shows on cell phones, tablets or laptops, but they may be forced to watch their programs on a television if Federal Communications Commission Chairman …

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    Medical Innovation and the Business of Cures

    By bringing cures that will eradicate diseases such as Hepatitis C to market, people are healthier, which leads to less doctor visits, reduces costly hospital stays, and helps patients avoid expensive surgeries such as liver transplants.

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    A Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

    It only took 18 painstaking years, but the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) is close to becoming a permanent reality. By an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 75-20, the U.S. Senate …

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    Robust IP Protections Enhance Competitiveness

    The most prosperous nations in the world are also the ones that prioritize the protection of intellectual property (IP) the most. Here are the facts. Nations that protect ideas lead the world …

  • New Report Offers Ways for State Legislators to Expand Access to Prescription Opioids while Fighting Opioid Abuse image

    New Report Offers Ways for State Legislators to Expand Access to Prescription Opioids while Fighting Opioid Abuse

    Abuse-deterrent opioids may reduce long-term healthcare costs, according to a new paper released today by the American Legislative Exchange Council. The paper, “Optimizing the Abuse-deterrent Opioids Market,” written …

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    New Report Offers Ways to Fight Prescription Opioid Abuse

    Written by Dr. Wayne Winegarden, the new report explores the benefits of abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs) of prescription opioids and offers lawmakers recommendations on how to expand patient access to the new technologies when addressing addiction issues in their states. In 2008, the record of abuse and misuse of prescription opioids has accounted for an estimated $55.7 million in healthcare, workplace and criminal justice costs.

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    A Potential New Breakthrough in Lighting Technology

    In 2007, Congress passed and President Bush signed into law a new measure that, among other things, changed the nation’s lighting policy. The law created new performance standards for …

  • Bard College: “Drone Sightings and Close Encounters with Airplanes on the Rise” image

    Bard College: “Drone Sightings and Close Encounters with Airplanes on the Rise”

    A recent study from the Bard College Center for the Study of the Drone evinces an increase in the dangers drones pose to manned aircraft since late 2013. Pilots …

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    Open Source Software: An alternative for meaningful use

    Despite financial incentives included in the Affordable Care Act, use of electronic health records (EHRs) by healthcare providers are far from full implementation. Excessive cost, privacy concerns and incongruent system …

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    NASA and Free Markets

    Competition is the key to success, according to NASA’s former deputy administrator, Lori Garver. Competition drives innovation, advances industries and increases safety. Examples from our past illustrate just how …

  • Incentivizing the Digital Health Revolution image

    Incentivizing the Digital Health Revolution

    According to venture capital fund Rock Health, private investment in digital health startups in 2014 was $4.3 billion, a 125 percent increase from the previous year, easily surpassing investment in …

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    Medical Innovation in Focus for Congress

    The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday, April 23, held a subcommittee hearing on the impact of the medical device tax on jobs, innovation and patients. Since January 2013, manufacturers …

  • I Don’t Want a Shirt, I Want a Share: Local Investors and Business Start-Ups Could Benefit From Equity Crowdfunding image

    I Don’t Want a Shirt, I Want a Share: Local Investors and Business Start-Ups Could Benefit From Equity Crowdfunding

    Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and GoFundME. Chances are you’ve heard of at least one of these popular websites that allow people to participate in crowdfunding – raising small donations over a large …