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.
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.

FDA Panel Backs Ketamine-Based Treatment for Depression


Despite its exciting potential, esketamine is receiving significantly more attention for being similar to the street drug ketamine.

Let Competition, Not Politicians, Bring Insulin Prices Down


Evidence suggests that competition, not politicians, would provide the best chance to help diabetics obtain their life-prolonging medication.

Right-to-Try Laws Help Patient with Terminal Brain Cancer


When treatments are unavailable, and prognoses are fatal, the best chance to prolong life is to consider all remaining options.

FDA Approves Record Number of Generic Drugs in 2018


With U.S. drug prices among the highest in the world, generics provide significant financial relief for millions using prescription drugs.

Teen Vaping Is Bad, but the Alternative Is Worse


The FDA’s efforts to reduce teen vaping rates will likely result in worse health outcomes by prompting teens to switch to smoking cigarettes.

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