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.
Telemedicine Continues to Reach New Heights


Imagine you suddenly became injured and needed medical help quickly. How long would it take you to see a physician? For an increasing number of Americans, the answer may be concerning. According to a recent survey of 15 major metropolitan areas, wait times to see a physician for new patients increased by about 30...
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Breakthrough Alzheimer’s Drug Puts FDA’s Drug-Approval Process into Question


After many successful years as a corporate manager, Roger retired in his late sixties to spend more time with family. Three years into retirement, his once energetic and outgoing demeanor deteriorated, and he no longer found interest in things he once enjoyed. Concerned, his physician referred him to a psychiatrist. During his evaluation, Roger...
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Is Right-to-Try Legislation a Bust? Time for a Second Opinion.


In 2001, twenty-one-year-old Abigail Burroughs was dying of cancer. After all conventional treatment methods failed to improve her condition, Abigail’s oncologist pleaded with the Food and Drug Administration to allow her to try Erbitux. At the time, Erbitux had not fully passed the FDA’s drug approval process. Abigail was denied access and lost her...
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Trust Walmart’s Insulin to Save Lives


By making life-saving medication widely available and affordable, retailers like Walmart have undoubtedly saved lives and provided financial relieve for numerous patients in dire situations.

FDA Investigates Supposed Link Between Vaping and Seizures


Although the FDA acknowledges it has yet to find a causal relationship between vaping and seizures, it may continue and strengthen its “historic crackdown” of the vaping industry.

How Government Prolonged the Lobotomy


The use of the lobotomy in US medical history is a shocking and concerning event which continues to leave many asking how such a thing could happen.

New Study Finds FDA in Contempt of the U.S. Constitution


According to a recent study by the Pacific Legal Foundation, 2,094 out of the 2,952 regulations issued from 2001 until 2017 by the Department of Health and Human Services were unconstitutional.

Worried About Big Pharma? Then Reduce the FDA’s Regulatory Power.


Industry-leading pharmaceutical companies, often referred to collectively as “Big Pharma,” remain one of the public’s least trusted entities.

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.

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