Devon Herrick, As Republicans squabble about how to repeal & replace Obamacare, lost in the debate is the way most Americans actually access our health care system. In any given year, most people don’t ride in the back of an ambulance heading to the ER. Nor do they convalesce in a hospital bed. Most of
Last year turned out to be a disappointing one for new drug approvals with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearing just 22 new medicines for sale, the lowest number since 2010 and sharply down on 2015’s tally of 45. Across the Atlantic, the European Medicines Agency recommended 81 new prescription products against a 2015
The United States is the world leader in medical innovation. With the passage Wednesday of the 21st Century Cures Act, the House demonstrated its commitment to this cause and gave hope to the millions of Americans and their loved ones who need it most. Cures incorporates important provisions that take steps to ensure people who
Bob Barr, Looking back on Monday night’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, you easily could conclude that there is no problem they couldn’t solve. They promised to defeat ISIS, create millions of jobs, and bring prosperity and happiness to all. That is, if you were willing to give them your vote.
Devon Herrick, Drug prices have become a campaign issue accompanied by a plethora of bad ideas. Spending on prescription drugs has grown tremendously over the past few decades, mainly due to the increase in the number of diseases and conditions treated using drug therapy. The truth is: most drugs are dirt cheap! Only a small
Circa News | Kellen Howell $4.7 million in high-powered weapons, ammunition and military gear during the last decade. The U.S. Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service doesn’t seem like a Wild West sort of federal agency since its biologists mostly check on the human health impact of animal and plant species. But it
A startup zeroes in on nonaddictive pain treatments. A painting of bright red chilies hangs in the boss’s office at Centrexion Therapeutics. A wreath of the spicy peppers sits on the desk of the company’s chief scientist. Chilies in one form or another seem to be everywhere at the company’s Baltimore headquarters. Led by former