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CEI Today: Windsorgate, counterfeit drugs, and Prohibition beer regulation

WINDSORGATE - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

‘Richard Windsor’ Was Up on His Ethics, Cybersecurity and Records Management Training

 



Richard Windsor may not ever have existed as an employee at the Environmental Protection Agency. But he was up to date on his training for both ethics and records preservation, according to emails revealed today by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. 
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> See also: Stranger than Fiction: Ethical Abomination “Richard Windsor” Wins EPA Award for Ethics


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COUNTERFEIT DRUGS - GREGORY CONKO

The Hill's Congress Blog: State-based drug tracking puts Americans at risk


Over the past several years, pharmaceutical makers have been working with distributors and pharmacies to develop methods that make it easier to spot and eliminate tainted and counterfeit products. Together, they have developed technologies ranging from tamper-proof packaging and unique identification codes to authentication tools such as holograms and color-shifting printing, all of which help protect the integrity of the medicines we buy.

Unfortunately, state legislators and regulators have begun to implement a maze of inflexible, expensive and often conflicting traceability and pedigree rules that threaten to short-circuit these innovations and jeopardize the effectiveness of industry-wide quality control programs.
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> Interview Gregory Conko

BEER REGULATION - DAVID SCOTT

CEI OnPoint: Time to Cut Out the Middle-Man in Beer Sales


Prohibition ended in 1933, but we’re still stuck with an unfortunate legacy of the era—a government-enforced, anti-competitive mandatory “three-tier system” for beer distribution. In every state, most beer sales are subject to rules whereby brewers can sell only to wholesalers, wholesalers only to retailers, and retailers only to consumers. Although the three-tier system ostensibly was created to diminish a disproportionate influence of brewers over retail establishments, the time has come to cut out this antiquated middle-man mandate.


CEI’s new OnPoint report, "Don’t Forget the Beer," focuses on Pennsylvania, a state on the verge of overhauling its government-run liquor and package store system. As the report illustrates, providing regulatory relief to brewers and instilling a more efficient and competitive market could bring real savings to the state. The current system adds as much as 25 percent to the cost of bringing beer to market. > Read more


> Interview David Scott

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TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 


This year marks the publication of the 20th anniversary edition of the CEI’s annual survey of the federal regulatory state, Ten Thousand Commandments.  cei.org/10kc

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> See also: Wall Street Journal editorial, Red Tape Record Breakers

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