Diane Archer

What you should know about Graham-Cassidy bill

In a last ditch effort to kill the Affordable Care Act, Senator Mitch McConnell plans to bring the Graham-Cassidy bill to the floor for a vote next week. The bill, sponsored by Senators Lindsay...

R and D costs do not justify high drug prices

Prescription drugs are increasingly unaffordable largely because Congress has effectively granted pharmaceutical companies the ability to set prices. As a consequence, taxpayers, government and...

Kidney voucher program launched and catching on

Fran Kritz of Kaiser News reports on how a retired Superior Court judge, Howard Broadman, came up with a creative idea for gifting a kidney to his grandson. His vision of a kidney voucher program has...

Pharma opera? Drug promotion on TV shows

In the category of “what will pharmaceutical companies think of next to market their high-priced drugs,” the answer could be drug promotion on TV shows. Once dubbed soap operas because...

Coffee appears to be good for your health

In the category of almost too good to believe, coffee appears to be good for your health. The U.S.D.A. in its dietary guidelines for Americans says that up to five cups of coffee a day could have...

Does Pfizer care about malfunctioning EpiPens?

The New York Times reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accused Pfizer of failing to address complaints about malfunctioning EpiPens, used to prevent serious allergic reactions...