Raymond March Archive

Raymond J. March is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Assistant Professor of Economics at San José State University. His research examines the public and private provision and governance of healthcare in the United States, particularly in pharmaceutical markets.

Medical Apps: Improving Healthcare on a Global Scale



Health apps use smartphone technology to provide medical assistance or access to medical professionals.

FDA Greenlights Testing ‘Ecstasy’ for PTSD Therapy



MDMA, more commonly called “ecstasy” or “Molly,” is an illicit substance often taken to induce euphoria. The Controlled Substance Act considers MDMA a Schedule 1 controlled substance, which has no known medicinal benefits and a high likelihood of abuse. Penalties for using or distributing MDMA are considerably high even for a Schedule 1 substance….
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New Blood-Pressure Guidelines Raise Concerns about Interest-Group Lobbying



On November 13, millions of Americans had high blood pressure for the first time. It wasn’t even Thanksgiving. That day the American College of Cardiology (ACC), working with the American Heart Association (AHA), released new guidelines regarding what constitutes high blood pressure. Since 2003, a reading below 140/90 was considered normal. Now, any blood…
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