Trumping the Affordable Care Act

“On day one of the Trump Administration, we will ask Congress to immediately deliver a full repeal of Obamacare.

However, it is not enough to simply repeal this terrible legislation. We will work with Congress to make sure we have a series of reforms ready for implementation that follow free market . . . → Read More: Trumping the Affordable Care Act

Book Review: Hiding Politics in Plain Sight

“In a commercial social movement, activists work cooperatively with industry rather than contentiously against it; they employ market mechanisms like cause marketing and corporate-sponsored runs rather than defiant protests or marches. Necessarily conservative… it is a continuation of rather than a sharp break from the past.” — Hiding Politics in Plain Sight: Cause Marketing, Corporate . . . → Read More: Book Review: Hiding Politics in Plain Sight

Pinkwashing and the Middle East

By Samantha King

When I began researching pink ribbon culture sixteen years ago, I understood that the scope of my project had the potential to grow beyond its initial focus on the United States. What I did not imagine was that my efforts to follow the expansive web of corporate and governmental investment in . . . → Read More: Pinkwashing and the Middle East

The 21st Century Cures Act

In May 2015, the “21st Century Cures Act” was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives with the goal of promoting the development and speeding the approval of new drugs and devices. Championed by the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device industries, some of its provisions could have a significant impact on clinical trial design, what is . . . → Read More: The 21st Century Cures Act

How Not to Fix the F.D.A.

“How Not to Fix the F.D.A.,” by The Editorial Board, The New York Times.

A bill passed by the House and ostensibly designed to streamline the Food and Drug Administration is loaded with bad provisions and may not even be necessary. The Senate should either eliminate or rewrite the flawed . . . → Read More: How Not to Fix the F.D.A.

Questions about Mayo Clinic deal with Minneapolis TV station

“Questions about Mayo Clinic deal with Minneapolis TV station,” by Trudy Lieberman, Health News Review.

Health News Review publishes a guest blog post by Trudy Lieberman, a veteran health care journalist who, for years, has tracked the cracks in the wall between health care news and health care advertising/sponsorship arrangements.

Back in 2007 writing for . . . → Read More: Questions about Mayo Clinic deal with Minneapolis TV station

Pharmascolds Are Not Worse Than The Pervasive Conflicts Of Interest They Criticize

“Pharmascolds Are Not Worse Than The Pervasive Conflicts Of Interest They Criticize,” by Larry Huston, Forbes.

Let’s start with a quick poll:

Which is worse?

A. The pervasive influence of industry on medicine, which has undermined the independence and altruism of physicians. B. The critics of industry influence, who have created a paranoid culture . . . → Read More: Pharmascolds are not worse than the pervasive conflicts of interest, they criticize

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