The recent settlement between Florida and the tobacco companies amounts to an excise tax on smokers in all fifty states. Anyone for taxation without representation? By Hoover national fellow Daniel P. Kessler and former Hoover national fellow Jeremy Bulow.
Regulation by the Food and Drug Administration is pushing up the price of medicine and delaying the introduction of new drugs. Think the era of big government is over? Look in your medicine cabinet. By Hoover fellow Henry I. Miller, M.D.
Why didn't tobacco companies ever compete with one another to produce safer cigarettes? It turns out that many years ago they started to do just that--until the federal government stopped them. Hoover fellow David R. Henderson explains why Washington regulators are hazardous to your health.
Environmentalists urge the world to spend trillions of dollars to halt global warming. For less than a thousandth of the cost, Hoover fellow Thomas Gale Moore points out, we could instead treat the one-fifth of the world's children who now go without immunizations-and actually do some good.
The federal government spends $12 billion a year on medical research. Which diseases get priority? The deadliest killers? According to Nobel Prize-winner and Hoover fellow Gary S. Becker, the ones with the best-organized advocacy groups.
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.