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There’s a concept in business called the “decoy effect,” whereby crafty marketers present an unfavorable option to manipulate consumers toward…

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Sacramento San Francisco politicians and civic leaders love to think of themselves as cutting-edge free spirits who are so much…

by | Mar 21, 2019

Last week Scott Gottlieb announced his resignation as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Unfortunately and unexpectedly, Gottlieb’s reign…

by | Sep 19, 2018

Certain requirements must be met for a public health issue to be classified an epidemic. These include a demonstrable negative…

by | Jul 10, 2018

In the 1990s, more than 40 states sued the major tobacco manufacturers to recoup costs allegedly incurred from treating smoking-related…

by | Jan 26, 2018

Efforts to prevent smoking have been remarkably successful in the United States, shrinking the number of smokers from more than…

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Sacramento The nation’s largest state-based pension fund, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), has long been known for using…

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