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Aug 02, 2011

U.S. Scientific Competitiveness

After 9/11, the U.S. imposed strict visa requirements on foreigners wishing to come to the U.S. This directive also covers scientists and other high-tech specialists born abroad. The move came at a time when increasing numbers of non-native scientists are leaving the U.S. to return to their homelands. What do you think is the impact of visa restrictions on America's competitive edge in science and technology?



Do you think the visa mandate is hurting America’s competitiveness in science and high technology?



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Tackling the Global Problem of Fake Medicines

Policy proposals to address the growing global problem of fake medicines include a global agreement, similar to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, and stricter national laws to prosecute those who knowingly sell counterfeit medicines. Do you think these steps will be successful?

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