Healthcare

We must boldly and insistently combat opioid abuse

“Prescribe until patients achieve pain relief.” A mantra that has destroyed lives and torn apart so many American families. The opioid epidemic has hit our country in a major way. Every 12 minutes, someone in the United States dies of a drug...

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It's time to support breastfeeding

Despite all that is known about the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of a child’s life, breastfeeding rates around the world are still too low. A resolution being drafted at the World Health Assembly this week would go...

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Improving food security amid growing environmental challenges

We believe agriculture has a central role in promoting long-term sustainability of the world's food supply, economy, and environment.

We’ve seen tremendous progress during the past half-century to help reduce hunger and improve food...

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How the FDA can save my child – and yours

“Do I look stupid in these pants?” my 15-year-old son asked me as he got ready for school. I looked up from the matzah brei frying in the pan, and my eyes welled with tears. I was overcome with gratitude that, on this particular morning, Charley’...

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Truth in biosimilar labeling

Recently the FDA issued draft guidance on labeling for biosimilar products.

In two words, no surprises – which for some is better news than for others.

The top of Page 8 will get a lot of attention:

FDA...

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Healthy aging begins at home

With the aging of the 78 million Baby Boomers, America’s senior population is poised to grow dramatically over the next fifteen years. By 2030, seniors 65 and older will represent more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, up from 14 percent...

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Want better health coverage? Change your Zip Code

 

One of the nation's largest Medicare contractors just decided that it won't cover a proven new heart monitor that tracks signs of heart failure. That's terrible news for millions of Americans suffering from cardiac disease.

It'...

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FDA drug labelling rule change unnecessary

On their way out of town, Obama administration regulators are seeking to deliver one last favor for their friends the trial lawyers. 

Regulators at the Food and Drug Administration are trying to change the rules regarding labeling on...

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The Sunshine Act: Transparency, but not enough action

This year the pharmaceutical industry has been relentlessly targeted for criticism by virtually all major candidates, regardless of political party. You would think that the industry is a mortal enemy of our nation.

It is unfortunate that...

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