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More Medicine Goes Off Limits in Drug-Price Showdown

 Steve Miller is waging war on high-priced medicine, guiding decisions to ban drugs from the health plans of millions of Americans and sending companies reeling in a $270 billion market. He and his colleagues at Express Scripts Holding Co. (ESRX) say they are just getting started. Miller is chief medical officer for the company, which […] Read More →

Italian doctor with Ebola returning for treatment

 An Italian doctor who has been working in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus and is being transferred to Rome for treatment, the health ministry said Monday. It is Italy’s first confirmed case of Ebola. The doctor, who was not identified and who works for the non-governmental organization Emergency, is scheduled to […] Read More →

US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

 The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster. “It’s really urgent that we address the weak links and blind spots around the world,” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the […] Read More →

The Cure for What’s Ailing Americans: Thanksgiving

Robert Jeffress,   The on-line retailer Amazon recently revealed the most popular verse in the Bible for Americans. No, it’s not the ubiquitous John 3:16 displayed on posters at sporting events everywhere. Instead, Americans are increasingly turning to Philippians 4:6-7 which the apostle Paul begins with these words: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by […] Read More →

Health care market isn’t a free one

Recently in the Journal, my friend and colleague Dr. Barry Ramo wrote glowingly of ThinkNewMexico’s plan to improve health care in the Land of Enchantment. Unfortunately, the plan, hatched by our own homegrown policy think tank, is off base. In fact, it brings to mind the famous aphorism, “The road to hell is paved with […] Read More →

Jonah Goldberg: Gruber Flap Reopens Not-So-Old Wounds

 I understand we’ve turned the page to the next controversy — Obama’s unconstitutional immigration pander — but I’d like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. Obama administration health-care consultant Jonathan Gruber was discovered to have boasted that Obamacare was designed to exploit the “stupidity” of American voters and elude honest accounting by […] Read More →