Trust Digest 168 (December 6, 2016)

FDA Presses Hospitals on Medical-Tool Problems
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is pushing hospitals to do a better job reporting medical-device problems after finding many lapses, including the failure to flag a hysterectomy device’s potentially deadly risk.      
Key Words: FDA, hospitals, medical-device problems  
Trust Issues: Transparency, Risk Tolerance

DEA Bans a Cousin of Deadly Synthetic Opioid Fentanyl  
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday added furanyl fentanyl, a deadly cousin of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, to its most restrictive list of controlled substances.
Key Words: DEA, fentanyl ban  
Trust Issues: Risk Tolerance, Adjustment 

Anthem Begins Defense of Cigna Merger at Antitrust Trial  
Anthem Inc. executives told a judge Tuesday that consumers would benefit from the company’s proposed acquisition of Cigna Corp., saying the new company would be highly innovative while not reducing the fierce competition in the in the health insurance marketplace.
Key Words: Antitrust trial, Anthem, Cigna  
Trust Issues: Transparency, Capability, Alignment of Interests

Theranos Sued for Alleged Fraud by Robertson Stephens Co-Founder Colman  
Robertson Stephens & Co. co-founder Robert Colman accused Theranos Inc. in a lawsuit filed Monday of making false and misleading claims about its operations and technology while soliciting money from investors.
Key Words: Theranos, alleged fraud  
Trust Issues: Conflict of Interests, Volatility

For Blacks Facing Parole in New York State, Signs of a Broken System  
The New York Time analyzed thousands of parole decision from the past few years and found that black prisoners in the state were at a marked disadvantage.  
Key Words: Parole, NY State  
Trust Issues: Transparency, Accountability  

Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after ‘about a decade’  
The U.S. State Department says it has shut down a fake embassy in Ghana’s capital that operated for “about a decade” issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas to West Africans.  
Key Words: Ghana, fake US embassy  
Trust Issues: Honesty, Risk Tolerance

Sepp Blatter loses appeal at CAS against 6-year FIFA ban  
Sepp Blatter lost his appeal against a six-year ban by FIFA on Monday, and now has more serious legal cases lined up against him. 
Key Words: FIFA, Sepp Blatter, ban  
Trust Issues: Transparency, Adjustment

Kerry assails Israel over West Bank, warns of heading toward ‘a place of danger’  
Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Sunday that Israel is “heading to a place of danger” because settlement growth is eroding chances for a two-state solution and peace with the Palestinians. 
Key Words: West Bank, two-state solution  
Trust Issues: Conflict of Interests, Volatility

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