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Hoover fellow Lanhee J. Chen on the road ahead for Obamacare: speed bumps, massive potholes, or smooth sailing?

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Fellow Talks
Friday, May 8, 2015

The road ahead for Obamacare: speed bumps, massive potholes, or smooth sailing?

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Implementation Of The Healthcare Exchanges

featuring Richard A. Epsteinvia Medical and Surgery Education
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hoover fellow Richard Epstein discusses the implementation of health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

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Fanning Unfounded Fears Of 'Frankenfoods'

quoting Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The food chain Chipotle recently announced that none of its offerings will contain ingredients from GMOs. Henry Miller devastates this piece of grandstanding in the Forbes.com post “Chipotle: The Strangest Restaurant Menu Ever:”

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FDA Regulation Of Diagnostic Tests: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Reversing past policy, FDA will begin to regulate a class of products called “laboratory-developed tests” (LDTs), sometimes called “home-brew” tests because they are developed in and used in a single clinical laboratory rather than being manufactured and sold by big companies. There are far better options that would not obstruct innovation.

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In Defense of an "Expensive" Drug

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, April 30, 2015

What Jeffrey Sachs gets wrong about the economics of pharmaceuticals. 

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How Does The Government Decide What Is - And What Is Not - ‘Toxic’?

by Henry I. Miller, Angela Logomasinivia National Review
Tuesday, April 28, 2015


An increasingly frequent and worrisome phenomenon that unnecessarily threatens human health and the natural environment is “regrettable substitutions,” which refers to bans or limitations on certain products, even though the alternatives might pose risks that are uncertain or greater. It calls to mind the old saying “out of the frying pan and into the fire.”

Blogs

Early And Unplanned Pregnancy: An Off-Ramp From Upward Mobility

by Michael J. Petrillivia Thomas B. Fordham Foundation
Friday, April 24, 2015

The data could not be more clear: The chances are vanishingly slim that kids born into fragile families headed by young, poorly educated, low-income adults are going to be able to close the gap with kids born into stable, two-parent families headed by professionals in their thirties and forties.

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Genetic Technology And Its Potential For Good And Evil

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, April 20, 2015

We don’t need a moratorium. We need to push the frontiers of medicine to cure more patients.

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Blogs

Substitution In Nicotine Consumption

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, April 17, 2015

If the FDA regulates, it will not be to make e-cigarettes more available. It will be to make them more costly, either in terms of accessibility or in terms of price, or both. If so, the FDA regulation will slow this healthy substitution away from more-toxic substances.

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Fear Of Doctors, Vaccines In California And Around The World

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Modern society deeply depends on doctors. Which is why recent international reactions against doctors – from mistrust to outright attack – represent a disturbing trend that can not only lead to an immediate threat to global health workers but also precipitate that all-feared outbreak of an uncontrollable epidemic.
 

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Health Care Policy Working Group


The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.