Topic: Healthcare

Is Promoting to Customers a Crime?

– June 18, 2024

“McKinsey allegedly tried to help Purdue tailor its sales efforts…. There’s nothing mysterious or nefarious about this. To do otherwise would be inefficient and wasteful.” ~ David R. Henderson and Charles L. Hooper


Wealth Precedes Health. Policy Should Reflect That. 

– January 30, 2024

“Government policies including excessive taxation and regulation, directly taking property, and weak patent and copyright protection can negatively affect wealth in rich and poor countries.” ~Richard Williams


The Red Pill for Pill Ad Headaches

– November 28, 2023

“Suppose all Americans and Kiwis look to their own self-interest by avoiding advertised drugs whenever possible. In that case, drug manufacturers would have an incentive to stop DTCA of their own accord.” ~Robert E. Wright


FTC Suit Against US Anesthesia Partners Highlights How Anticompetitive US Health Care Is 

– November 10, 2023

“The complaint — which makes for surprisingly good reading — also makes clear the wide variety of existing practices that make the healthcare industry so anti-competitive.” ~Angela Dills


Psychedelics Will Help America’s Mental Health Crisis — If the FDA Lets Them

– November 9, 2023

“The FDA granted ecstasy breakthrough therapy status in 2017, expediting its process to becoming an approved treatment. Generating an approval process for other drugs like these is the next logical and necessary step.” ~Raymond Marc


What Did Cause the COVID Shortages?

– November 4, 2023

“By not understanding the causes of the disruptions during the pandemic, protectionists advocate for policies that would ultimately make supply chains, and consequently the US economy, more vulnerable.” ~Jon Murphy


Junk Insurance 

– October 23, 2023

“Obamacare offerings are often inferior to those available in the short-term market, even with huge taxpayer subsidies and transfers from the real suckers who are forced to overpay for their care.” ~Gary M. Galles


Why Pfizer and Moderna Are Suddenly Charging 500 Percent More for COVID Shots

– October 14, 2023

“Pfizer has a lot of leeway in the price it chooses to charge for its vaccine — especially when one considers almost all rival competitors have been sidelined by the Food and Drug Administration.” ~Jon Miltimore


‘Caught-Red-Handed’: Scientists Call for Full Retraction of Nature’s Proximal Origin Paper, as Fraud Accusations Mount

– July 31, 2023

“‘Our analyses clearly show that SARS-CoV-2 is not a laboratory construct or a purposefully manipulated virus,’ the authors wrote in February. Yet a trove of recently published documents reveal that Andersen and his co-authors believed that the lab leak scenario was not just possible, but likely.” ~ Jon Miltimore


Opioids, Fentanyl, and the War on Drugs 

– July 30, 2023

“As the Iron Law of Prohibition predicts, increased enforcement and regulation of opioids have made them more potent and deadly.” ~ Samuel D. Peterson and Zachary Wood


How Drug Makers Have Obliterated the Free Market

– July 22, 2023

“Regulatory agencies have allowed the clear legislative intent to limit patent terms to be gamed and exploited, turning a process meant to stimulate competition and market ingenuity into one that’s crushing both.” ~ Brian Garst


The US Government Sent Millions of Grant Dollars to Alleged COVID ‘Patient Zero,’ Documents Show

– July 17, 2023

“There’s little reason to believe the Chinese government would be forthcoming if their investigation determined they were responsible for COVID-19. Similarly, there’s little reason to believe the US government, which was funding China’s coronavirus research, would be eager to get to the truth either.” ~ Jon Miltimore