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Dollars to Doughnuts

by Jay Bhattacharyavia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Lots of Americans are overweight, but obesity is not a public health crisis. By Jay Bhattacharya.

Progress by Small Steps

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

“Microloans” already help people in the Third World escape from poverty. Now “micropayments” are helping them get health care. By Scott W. Atlas.

Governmental influences on drug development: striking a better balance

by Henry I. Miller, David R. Henderson
Friday, May 11, 2007

There is much debate worldwide over how governmental policies affect pharmaceutical innovation. Ensuring the safety of drugs must be offset against providing timely access to potentially life-saving or life-enhancing therapies. The authors argue that there is a need for a more balanced approach to governmental interventions.

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First, Do No Harm

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Patent protections, pricing freedom, and the ability to market new products have given the United States the most innovative pharmaceutical industry on earth. Why we must resist new efforts to regulate Big Pharma. By Richard A. Epstein.

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Europe Remembers Herbert Hoover, “Napoleon of Mercy”

by George H. Nashvia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, January 30, 2007

An exhibit in Belgium celebrates the humanitarian legacy of Herbert Hoover, who did so much to prevent starvation in Europe during and after World War I. George H. Nash tells the story.

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How to Cure Health Care

by Peter M. Robinsonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

Interview by Peter Robinson

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The FDA at 100

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

As the FDA heads into a second century, its fundamental flaws are more apparent than ever. Why the FDA can’t (or won’t) reform itself. By Henry I. Miller.

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Reefer Sanity

by Henry I. Millervia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

The FDA's rejection of medical marijuana was based on sound science, not politics. Will wonders never cease? By Henry I. Miller.

The Case for High-Deductible Insurance

by Scott W. Atlasvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, July 30, 2006

When consumers are given choices, they purchase approriately valued health insurance. Score one for the marketplace. By Scott W. Atlas.

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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.