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The Uncertain Hour

What your internet service provider knows about you

by Krissy Clark Mar 19, 2018
A look at one of the federal regulations erased with a rarely used tool.
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The Uncertain Hour

Why aren't falconers allowed in the movies anymore?

by Tony Wagner Mar 1, 2018
Technically, they never were.
A still from "The Royal Tenenbaums," which isn't about falconry, but features a falcon as a major plot point.
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The Uncertain Hour

This country has a lot of rules, but they're all there for a reason — right?

by Krissy Clark Feb 2, 2018
In which we all learn what "boar taint" means.
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The Uncertain Hour

Counting pages of regulations is a waste of time (and paper)

by Tony Wagner Jan 19, 2018
Politicians on both sides of the aisle will use page counts to demonstrate regulatory burden. It's not an exact science.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell points to a stack of papers representing what he said are the regulations associated with former President Barack Obama's health care reform as he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, in 2013.
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The Uncertain Hour

A drugmaker used “The Wizard of Oz” to sell OxyContin

by Tony Wagner Dec 15, 2017
In an internal sales document, Purdue told sales reps to “follow the yellow brick road” and get doctors to prescribe the opioid.
Publicity photo from the 1939 adaptation for "The Wizard of Oz," which inspired a pharmaceutical sales document.
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The Uncertain Hour

Purdue Pharma statement on The Uncertain Hour's OxyContin episode

by Marketplace Staff Dec 13, 2017
Purdue Pharma spokesman Robert Josephson provided Marketplace with this statement in response to questions from The Uncertain Hour about OxyContin, the company, and its relationship with the FDA. The company’s responses are published in full below. Purdue Pharma L.P. Response December…
The Uncertain Hour

FDA statement on The Uncertain Hour's OxyContin episode

by Marketplace Staff Dec 13, 2017
FDA spokesman Michael Felberbaum provided Marketplace with this statement in response to The Uncertain Hour’s investigation into the agency and Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin.  The goal when developing a drug label is to include the necessary information about a drug’s…

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The Uncertain Hour

How one sentence helped set off the opioid crisis

by Caitlin Esch Dec 13, 2017
Recently unsealed documents shed light on how the maker of OxyContin seems to have relied more on focus groups than on scientific studies to create an aggressive and misleading marketing campaign that helped fuel the national opioid epidemic.
A candlelight vigil recognizing the nation's opioid addiction crisis in Washington, D.C.
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The Uncertain Hour

You can write the government, but who's listening?

by Tony Wagner Nov 22, 2017
Bureaucrats are always looking for your comments on new rules. Here's how it works.
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Chairman Tom Wheeler, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Commissioner Michael O'Rielly watch as protesters are removed from the dais during a hearing at the Federal Communication Commission on Dec. 11, 2014. in Washington, D.C.
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The Uncertain Hour

Everything you didn't know you didn't know about peanut butter

by Tony Wagner Nov 17, 2017
Is that jar of brown mush in your cupboard natural? Do you have to stir it? Ever wondered why?
Jars of Skippy peanut butter.
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