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Want to Address Drug Costs? Avoid Price Controls, Eliminate PBMs and Don't Weaken Patents

In an excellent piece in today's Wall Street Journal, Scott Atlas of Stanford University highlights how Americans enjoy far greater access to new lifesaving drugs than patients in Europe and elsewhere, and how the movement to impose government price controls would only restrict access to new drugs and degrade Americans' health outcomes, as we at CFIF have been emphasizing:

America has superior treatment results for virtually all serious diseases reliant on drug treatment, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes.  Price controls would jeopardize that advantage...

Pegging drug prices to those of foreign countries, as both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have proposed, would ultimately lead to the same consequences Europeans endure - reduced access…[more]

February 14, 2019 • 05:20 pm
Trump Tax Returns: Dems Ready for Ultimate Fishing Expedition

Trump Tax Returns: Dems Ready for Ultimate Fishing Expedition

The tax returns — many House Democrats believe — will be a Rosetta Stone to Trump corruption.

Still #1: U.S. Again Leads Annual Intellectual Property Index

Still #1: U.S. Again Leads Annual Intellectual Property Index

IP-intensive industries account for approximately 40% of total U.S. annual economic output and 45 million jobs — about 30% of total U.S. employment.

The Democrats' Anti-Semitism Problem Isn't Going Away

The Democrats' Anti-Semitism Problem Isn't Going Away

On this issue, there is a big rift opening between young and old. That does not bode well for the establishment or Jews.

The Mythologies of 'Joe Being Joe' Biden

The Mythologies of 'Joe Being Joe' Biden

No one knew what to make of Biden's 2006 comment that, "You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."

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