Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Republican Politicians' Weakness on Health Reform

The other day, the Wall Street Journal editorialized on the failure of Republicans in Congress to propose a coherent reform to private health insurance, in the wake of Obamacare's failure.

Today, they published my letter in response. Read the letter here (no subscription required).

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Supreme Court Obamacare Decision: An Interview

Here is a link to my radio interview last Sunday, which discusses scenarios in the wake of the Supreme Court's forthcoming decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shortages of Generic Sterile Injectable Drugs: Diagnosis and Solutions

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the number of times that sterile injectable drugs were in short supply almost tripled from 61 in 2005 to 178 in 2010. The figure reached more than 250 in 2011.

Although the problem is complex, the possible causes can be categorized as supply-side or demand-side. But which dominates?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Repealing Medical-Device Tax is Lifesaving Legislation

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal Obamacare's medical-device tax. Conventional wisdom concludes it will go no farther. It can, and it should. Read the entire column at The Apothecary.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Obamacare's Medical-Device Tax Kills Jobs, As Well As Patients

How has the medical-device industry been so successful at moving repeal of its Obamacare excise tax to the front of the queue of the agenda to repeal Obamacare?

My latest column at tries to figure it out. Read it here.