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Biden Drug Plan Would Slash Innovation and U.S. Consumer Access

Joe Biden's inexorable march toward the fanatical left continued this week, as he and Bernie Sanders (D - Vermont) introduced their "unity platform" in anticipation of this year's Democratic convention.  We can thus add weaker U.S. patents and drug price controls imported from foreign nations to Biden's existing dumpster fire of bad ideas.

Here's the problem.  As we've often emphasized, and contrary to persistent myth, American consumers enjoy far greater access to new lifesaving drugs than people in other nations, including those in "other advanced economies" (Biden's words) whose price controls Biden seeks to import:

Of all new cancer drugs developed worldwide between 2011 and 2018, 96% were available to American consumers.  Meanwhile, only 56% of those drugs became available in Canada…[more]

July 10, 2020 • 04:52 PM

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In the wake of a threatened lawsuit, a North Carolina restaurant is no longer offering a discount to diners who pray in public before their meal.

Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, announced by way of a note on the front door of the establishment that the 15% discount previously offered to customers who chose to pray before their meal was discontinued. According to news reports, Mary's Gourmet stated on a Facebook post that, "There's a lot of craziness going on in regard to the 15% discount. ... I will say that it is not a 'policy,' it's a gift we give random to customers who take a moment before their meal.  Who you talk to or meditate on etc. is your business."

The discontinued discount at Mary's appeared to be prompted by a letter from a Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation, which urged the restaurant to stop.  Legal experts have noted that it is fine for a business to give out random discounts.  For example, a restaurant in Los Angeles, California, gives discounts for voice impersonations.

Co-owner Mary Haglund told one media outlet that her intent had always been positive and that she never meant to offend anyone.

Source: Newsday.com

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