Moreover, pharma is the most effective and powerful lobbying group in America, with so many Congressjerks bought and paid for that the shenanigans never stop.
Just the threat of losing their patents in Canada (which would create a thriving grey market in generic Canadian equivalents being sold into the USA and everywhere else) would send an army of rabid attack-lobbyists to the Capital to get Congress to sit on Trump until he cut that shit out. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (If pharma doesn't work, Canada could expand to copyrights, nationalising Disney movies and Microsoft's operating systems) He argues the strategy need not be limited to pharmaceuticals, but could include intellectual property rights on everything from music to airplane parts. Attaran believes the tool already exists in trade law governing drug patents.
Often we do things and we don’t even realize we’re doing them - like invalidating our spouse or co-workers.
Statements like: “That is a ridiculous idea” or “You are way too sensitive” are invalidating.
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Mills High School has scheduled two meetings on the tests next week at 7 p.m. Black said late Thursday the district was still trying to get answers from the College Board and ETS as to what went wrong.
“In situations like that it’s impossible to tell one way or the other,” Ewing said.
“That’s why we had to cancel it.” As the developer of AP and other standardized tests, ETS issues detailed guidelines to schools across the country and abroad for administering the exams.
Validating statements are: “It is obvious you take this very seriously”, "I can see this is very important to you”, or “You really have strong feelings about this, don't you? Susan walks over to Tom, who is watching TV, and says, “I feel very alone in our marriage.” If Tom responds by saying, “Come on, everything is fine”, or “You're not alone,you're just over reacting”, or “You shouldn't feel that way, want some ice cream? Or if he doesn't say anything but continues to watch TV and ignores her he is also invalidating her.
It is possible to be true to yourself and disagree with someone and still validate them - with sentences like: “I would have handled this differently, but I can understand why you were so angry”, or “I see this is important to you, but I just don't think I can live with it. ” Validation, on the other hand, is a powerful tool that you can use to build intimacy with your spouse, and cooperation with co-workers.