Healthcare

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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When drug prices threaten patient care

The debate over high drug prices has raged for decades, thanks to the inherent tension between delivering innovative and cost-effective patient care. But recently something has changed, and it’s one that may have major ramifications for how we...

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Sex and gender equity in research saves money and saves lives

The National Institutes of Health is the envy of the world — but Congress has the opportunity to make it even better. Sex is a biological variable that matters in numerous diseases, including lung cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Now is the...

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Why a Congressional child survival prayer in celebration?

Because when Catholic Relief Services (CRS) engaged in a four-year effort to stem maternal and infant mortality in East Ghana, funded by USAID, infant mortality dramatically declined from 62 per 1,000 live births to 14. Because...

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No, the VA is not broken

These days, it’s hard to open a newspaper or watch the news without hearing the latest spin about how the Department of Veterans Affairs is failing veterans. You see politicians and pundits racing to condemn every minor...

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