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The Republican Obamacare Battle Plan for 2015

by Lanhee J. Chenvia Bloomberg View
Thursday, August 28, 2014

If Republicans capture control of both houses of Congress in November, they will have a golden opportunity to lay the groundwork for a market-based health-care overhaul -- a goal that can only be achieved after the next presidential election.

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WHO's misplaced Ebola priority

by Henry I. Millervia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, August 28, 2014

The World Health Organization is nothing if not opportunistic, impulsively jumping on every public health issue that makes the front page. And, of course, it always calls for lots more money to throw at the disease-of-the-month.

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'Enrichment' Of Subjects In Clinical Trials Is Critical

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The planning of clinical trials to test new drugs for safety and effectiveness is no picnic under the best of circumstances.  It requires a grasp of medicine, pharmacology and statistics, among other disciplines.

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Genetic Engineering and the Fight Against Ebola

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 25, 2014

A handful of patients in the largest-ever Ebola outbreak have been treated with an experimental drug called ZMapp. American missionaries Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol both received the drug and were recently released from the hospital. A Liberian doctor treated with the drug died on Sunday.

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Surgical 'Black Box' Could Reduce Errors

quoting Richard A. Epsteinvia CNN
Friday, August 22, 2014

Inside the operating room, video cameras track every movement. Outside, a small computer-like device analyzes the recordings, identifying when mistakes are made and providing instant feedback to surgeons as they operate.


Obamacare “Perfect Storm” in Arkansas

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Friday, August 22, 2014

If you watched 2000’s The Perfect Storm, you’ll remember that the Andrea Gail had one of two course options: sit out the storm (and let its catch spoil), or plow through the storm and try to make it back to port and set the market price.


Canada's Single Payer/Single Problem

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

This is from W. Gifford-Jones, M.D., "It's only one problem, but it's a big one," Winnipeg Free Press, January 17, 2009.


Clint Bolick on the John Batchelor Show (19:40)

interview with Clint Bolickvia John Batchelor Show
Monday, August 18, 2014

Research Fellow Clint Bolick discussed his Defining Idea’s piece, “The End of FDA Paternalism?,” on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.

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The End of FDA Paternalism?

by Clint Bolickvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, August 14, 2014

A popular state-wide initiative called “Right to Try” brings life-saving drugs to terminally ill patients.  

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Where ObamaCare is Going

by Scott W. Atlasvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The liberal attraction to making government the sole source of health-care insurance has not abated even as the deficiencies in ObamaCare, a halfway move toward the single-payer model, have become increasingly evident. The question is whether growing signs of single-payer trouble overseas will be enough to discourage this country's flirtation with socialized medicine.


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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.