Posts by Raymond J. March
Raymond J. March is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Assistant Professor of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University.
As Insulin Prices Rise, Diabetics Turn to Black Markets


To avoid financial hardship and medical complications, many diabetics have turned to black markets.

San Francisco’s Vaping Ban Is Doomed To Go Up in Smoke


Will the ban work? Unfortunately, governmental efforts to reduce or eliminate vices are often spectacular failures.

Trump’s Executive Orders Won’t Lower Healthcare Prices, but Deregulation Will


Will using the power of the executive branch bring healthcare prices down? Recent events suggest otherwise.

Right-to-Try Legislation Helps Patient Battling Bone Cancer


With 42 million US citizens suffering from a terminal illness or knowing someone with one, it’s a fight that affects us all.

FDA Approves $2 Million Drug. Blame the Price on Excessive Regulation.


Existing regulations serve to hinder access to treatment by making it prohibitively expensive.

FDA To Stop Regulating the Amount of Cherries in Frozen Cherry Pie


The FDA recently committed to deregulating the frozen cherry pie market.

Political Rhetoric Against Right-to-Try Laws Continues, Undermining Support for Medical Treatments of Last Resort


Ms. Joy Silver’s criticisms of right-to-try laws are ill-conceived.

FDA Approves Ketamine-Based Drug to Treat Difficult Cases of Depression


Despite its reputation as a party drug, Ketamine is now hailed as a “game-changing” treatment for types of depression that do not respond to typical treatment methods.

Generic Insulin Now Available After Nearly One Hundred Years of Regulatory Protection From Competition


Insulin has been available to treat diabetes since 1922, but the first generic insulin was approved just a few weeks ago. Why?

FDA Wants More Sunscreen Regulations, but Would Consumers Get Burned?


Attempts to find “the right balance” are more likely to throw the sunscreen market wildly out of balance.

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