Tag: Regulation
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?

California’s Anti-Green Land-Use Policies Increase Global Warming

When California’s land use policies keep them from moving to California, they end up living in states that give them a much higher carbon footprint.

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.

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.

Deregulation Is the Only Cure for High Drug Prices

The FDA’s influence in the prescription drug market remains the largest obstacle to deregulation.

To Help the Terminally Ill, the FDA Must Deregulate

Right-to-try will never reach its potential without deregulation.

When Healthy Policy Neglects Economic Principles, Patients Suffer

Recent events indicate an urgent need for researchers and policymakers to relearn the basics.

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