by | Jun 19, 2019

America: the land of the free? Behold the great modern-day paradox: Americans are free to end their lives (with professional assistance!) but face major roadblocks when fighting for them. Good news, though – policy experts are on the move to…

by | Mar 21, 2019

Last week Scott Gottlieb announced his resignation as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Unfortunately and unexpectedly, Gottlieb’s reign was a departure from lessening of government regulations so prevalent in other areas of the Trump Administration. His tenure culminated…

by | Dec 5, 2018

For companies trying to bring potential life-saving products to the market, the least they can ask for is a responsive, timely bureaucracy.  Unfortunately, approving reduced harm technologies in a prompt manner seems to be beyond the ability of American regulatory…

by | Sep 19, 2018

Certain requirements must be met for a public health issue to be classified an epidemic. These include a demonstrable negative health impact — and victims. The flu is a yearly epidemic, and opioid addiction is turning rapidly into a serious…

by | Aug 22, 2018

Money-grabbing politicians looking to cover the whopping costs of the opioid crisis are filing over a thousand lawsuits against the prescription painkiller industry. That’s like suing the fast food industry to pay all the societal costs of obesity. It’s a shakedown. Last…

by | Jun 14, 2018

With the signing of Right To Try legislation on May 30, conservative Republicans and the Trump administration have once again shown that limiting the reach of the regulatory state and putting the interests of everyday Americans first remain top priorities….

by | May 10, 2018

If you thought Michelle Obama’s departure from the White House meant there would be less government meddling with your meals, you were mistaken. Beginning Monday, Obamacare’s menu labeling requirements became effective for fast-food chains, family restaurants, pizza delivery companies, grocery…

by | Mar 2, 2018

Consumers are easily influenced by labels. Studies have consistently found that how a product’s label is presented can significantly influence whether the product catches a consumer’s eye, the consumer’s perception of the product’s quality, and even his decision to make…

by | Jan 26, 2018

Efforts to prevent smoking have been remarkably successful in the United States, shrinking the number of smokers from more than 60 percent to almost 15 percent of the adult population — but with an estimated 36.5 million Americans still lighting…

by | Jan 23, 2018

Smoking is expensive for consumers and taxpayers, with health-care costs associated with smoking rising to nearly $170 billion per year. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the opportunity to embrace an innovative technology that will help smokers transition away…

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