How can something be "almost 100 percent of labeled concentration" and "as potent as when they were manufactured"? Seems like an article trying to sensationalize non-news. Milk doesn't necessarily expire on it's expiration date either, in fact, different states have different requirements for when that date is suppose to be set.
And of course drug manufactures must have *some* incentive to prolong the expiration dates, else they'd all be 3 months (or at least the same time frame). Longer expropriations mean you can manufacture more drugs in one run (and use the same workers to manufacture something else before the next run).
Some regulations actually encourage innovation (carbon credits). Moreover, without truth in advertising / some burden of proof that what you are putting out there in healthcare actually works, it's easy for a large company (l'll choose Merck since they seem to have no problem publishing fake data to this end) to claim they've made a drug that cures a particular disease causing funding in that field to evaporate.
Similarly, since there are no non-profit pharmaceutical manufacturers (due to the sheer cost), the issuing of drug patents (a form of regulation) are they only way to incentive the huge finical risk that a large scale (burden of proof) trial entails, and subsequent manufacturing equipment costs. As a researcher I wish this wasn't the case, but it seems even generic drug makers won't enter the market for a patent-free without some idea of what the market capacity is.
A rambunctious black Labrador named Bear — one of only five dogs in the nation trained to sniff out electronic data devices — played a key role in the arrest of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle on child-porn charges.
Bear's dog whisperer, Todd Jordan, gave NBC News a demonstration of how he works his magic, walking him through an apartment while repeatedly giving him the command "Seek!"
According to Bear's trainer, the dog was trained to smell the chemicals used in the manufacture of the devices, in this case a thumb drive. And it he substance of the article is true, it works as the dog found a thumb drive that otherwise eluded detection.
No, dogs cannot smell porn. Not kiddie porn. Not adult porn. Not lawful or unlawful porn. Not porn at all. A $5 footlong, sure, but pretty much anyone can smell that, not that they necessarily want to unless they've made millions off them.
The 2-year-old rescue pooch nosed out a thumb drive that humans had failed to find during a search of Fogle's Indiana house in July, several weeks before he agreed to plead guilty to having X-rated images of minors and paying to have sex with teenage girls.
The dog zeroed in on a kitchen drawer, which Jordan opened to reveal a device. "Good boy!" he told Bear, giving him a handful of food.
While the question of whether dogs can and should be used as a proxy for probable cause, whether to search directly or to obtain a warrant to search, is one of grave concerns, as it's fraught with substantial failings, plus its efficacy is little different than a coin toss, the âoeporn sniffing dogâ presents a very different picture.
Yet, apparently, dogs (Labradors in particular) can be trained to sniff out data storage devices. Whoda thunk?
Just because he's dead is no reason to lay off work.