USC In The News

USC In the News 1/31/2019

USA Today highlighted research by Geoffrey Joyce of the USC School of Pharmacy and USC Schaeffer Center on the increase in generic drug hikes over the past decade. Joyce found that while only one percent of generic drugs doubled in price in 2007, 4.4 percent doubled in price between 2012 and 2013. "The only way you can price that aggressively is if you don't have a competitor who is going to compete on price," said Joyce. "The industry in some ways is vilified too much, and yet they do these things."

Voice of America highlighted research by Emmanuel Johnson of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and colleagues to develop a virtual negotiator that can teach people to be better negotiators. The program provides personalized feedback based on the language choices of the users. Future research will also consider the impact of body language on negotiations.

Los Angeles Times quoted Brian Klein of the USC Gould School on why "scoring points" as a criminal defense attorney does not mean success at the end of the trial.

NPR quoted Ed Avol of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the respiratory and neurological problems caused by toxic air.

BBC quoted David Sloane of the USC Dornsife College about the rising interest in human composting.

CNN quoted Adam Leventhal of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the impact of nicotine on adolescent brain development.

Boston Globe quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about the nature of Los Angeles sports fans.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Shon Hiatt of the USC Marshall School on how the PG&E bankruptcy filing will impact solar and wind contracts, and the eventual price changes for consumers.

United Press International (in a HealthDay story) quoted Robbin Cohen of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the benefits of self-donation of blood for a surgery.

Pacific Standard quoted Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School's Immigration Law Clinic on how the shutdown delayed immigration court proceedings.

The Telegraph (UK) quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on why the New York Knicks continue to be the most valuable team in the NBA despite a poor winning record over the past 20 years.

Health quoted Jing Liang of the USC School of Pharmacy on whether Pedialyte is an effective cure for hangover.

Malibu Magazine quoted Travis Longcore of the USC Dornsife College and USC School of Architecture on the various reasons California is experiencing more wildfires each year.

BBC mentioned research from the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Society to protect wildlife against poachers.