Tag Archives: Amazon

What’s a fair price for a band-aid?

Steve Bruns, MPP, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives On Amazon, a casual shopper can buy a seemingly endless supply of 280 band-aids for around $13. Once that shopper becomes a patient, the price of a band-aid increases significantly, to say the least. Take, for example, Colette Bird, a one-year-old girl in western Connecticut, who visited the […]

Commercial DNA Testing Creates Need to Protect Biometric Data

Kelly Straub, MPA, Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Has your DNA been compromised? The recent rise in popularity of commercial DNA testing companies is transforming the medical field, but few consumers are aware of the privacy implications of using these services. Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized commercial genetic testing for hereditary diseases in […]

GW WonkCast S3E4-3: Above the Fold: Automation and the U.S. Workforce

This week’s Above the Fold covers domestic automation and how new technologies and artificial intelligence are impacting the American workforce. Recorded live at GW’s WRGW radio station, GW WonkCast co-Host Katherine Lundie and blog Staff Writer Cory Lancaster join Harris Kay, Robert O’Shaughnessy, and Matthew Williams from the WRGW News team. Hear about the new Amazon […]

GW WonkCast S3E4-1: Below the Fold

Protests and law suits are abound in this week’s Below the Fold. Gay rights groups are pressuring Amazon not to build its second headquarters in a state that does not protect its residents from discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity. A satanic temple is suing Missouri for its abortion law, saying it violates their […]