The GiveAway Act

The 21st Century Cures Act should be called the 21st Century GiveAway Act. The Act may not even deliver on its main attraction– the funding of new research– but will instantly definitely give a regulatory boost to a host of special interests, including drug and device makers. As Michael Hiltzik writes in the LA Times,…

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Why Rob Califf Running The FDA May Be Like Nixon In China

(Updated)– There’s a widespread belief that only a conservative like Nixon could have opened up US relations with China. Any attempt by a Democrat to do the same would have been political suicide, but for Nixon it was politically feasible, and today it is recognized as one of his very few untarnished genuine achievements. I want to suggest that…

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