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Image of the Day: Private Sector Pharmaceutical Investment Propels Innovation

As we've highlighted, the dangerous effort to weaken critical patent protections for U.S. pharmaceutical innovators often minimizes the role of private investment and exaggerates the role of public funding.  This offers a critical corrective at a moment when American drug and vaccine innovation is more important than ever:

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May 14, 2021 • 09:16 AM

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Home Jester's Courtroom A Whale of a Lawsuit for SeaWorld
A Whale of a Lawsuit for SeaWorld Print
Tuesday, August 31 2010

In the wake of a $75,000 fine levied against SeaWorld Orlando for safety violations related to a trainer's death, a New Hampshire couple is suing the theme park, claiming their 10-year-old son suffered emotional distress from witnessing the tragedy.
 
In February, the killer whale named Tilikium grabbed Dawn Brancheau's long hair as she lay on a cement slab and dragged her into the pool.  The cause of death was drowning and traumatic injuries.
 
Suzanne and Todd Connell's lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and alleges that their son, Bobby, "saw the look of horror and desperation on Dawn's face as she was swimming for her life." The family claims the boy has been plagued by gruesome nightmares ever since.  
 
"There seemed to be no plan as to what to do to save Dawn," the lawsuit said. "The SeaWorld employees were acting in an unorganized and chaotic manner."  SeaWorld spokesman Fred Jacobs said in an e-mail that he couldn't comment on a pending lawsuit.  "We are in the process of a thorough review of our killer whale program right now and will make any changes that we feel will improve the safety of our staff and guests," Jacobs said.
 
—Source: Unionleader.com (New Hampshire)

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—Stephen Moore, Co-Founder of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity and Former Member of President Trump’s Economic Recovery Task Force
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