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New insulin reform gives a shot in the arm to the health of Black Americans

COVID-19 has gripped national headlines for months. But long before the U.S. outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the country was battling another deadly epidemic: diabetes. One of the leading causes of death in the United States, the disease claims the lives of more than 83,000 Americans each ...

Biden a true leader

Here in New Hampshire, just like the rest of America, we've had a rough go of it these past six months. We've faced a global pandemic that has claimed more than 430 of our fellow Granite Staters, an economic downturn that has brought with it the loss of 11 million jobs nationwide, and an ...

New drug pricing executive order burdens patients

President Trump just signed an executive order designed to reduce drug prices. Dubbed a "Most Favored Nations" policy, the order pegs Medicare payments for medicines to the prices paid by foreign governments. This plan would reduce access to today's innovative medicines and stifle medical ...

With biomedical research, taxpayers are getting a great deal

Gilead Sciences' novel drug remdesivir has shown immense promise for treating coronavirus. Yet every time a company develops a promising drug, some policymakers call for the government to take control of the compound in question. With remdesivir, critics argue that the government helped pay ...

Clearing the air on the EPA’s coronavirus response

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agency recently issued a memo waiving certain compliance requirements for energy firms in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. A group of House Democrats falsely claimed the EPA's memo gives oil and gas companies an "open license to pollute." To address ...

Trade enforcement can accelerate America’s economic recovery

The stock market has largely rebounded from COVID-19 and American retail sales are improving steadily. Even more encouraging is that the U.S. unemployment rate fell for the fourth consecutive month in August, exceeding market expectations. Each of these gains are sure signs that the Trump ...

With biomedical research, taxpayers are getting a great deal

Gilead Sciences' novel drug remdesivir has shown immense promise for treating coronavirus. Yet every time a company develops a promising drug, some policymakers call for the government to take control of the compound in question. With remdesivir, critics argue that the government helped pay ...

Flight 93 forever

Danielle Pletka, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, has announced that while she never considered voting for Donald Trump in 2016, she may well do so this year. She is being driven to this extremity, she says, by the "hard left ideologues" of the Democratic Party. Judging by ...

Let’s talk Chicago

This is for the people who keep asking me about Chicago. Other cities too, sometimes, but it is mostly the City of the Big Shoulders, with its spiraling murder rate, that sends many of you rushing to your keyboards. Why are black people so exercised about police killings of unarmed African ...

Is peace at hand in the Middle East?

Having presided over the recognition of Israel by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, President Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize amid talk of peace breaking out across the region. Assuredly, this is a major diplomatic breakthrough, and Nancy's Pelosi's sour-grapes ...

As Trump’s keeps bungling, election is Biden’s to win or lose

WASHINGTON -- As Donald Trump careens from incompetence to blunder in his desperate effort to save his presidency, he is intensifying his attacks on Democratic nominee Joe Biden as an over-the-hill political ancient losing his grasp of reality. But it is Trump himself who continues to ...

Diabetes reform brings needed relief to seniors, but more action needed

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just took an important step towards addressing one of the worst public health crises of our time. No, not COVID-19, but a disease that chronically affects millions of Americans: diabetes. A new policy will dramatically reduce seniors' ...

Price controls rob patients of future therapies

President Trump just announced a sweeping executive order that'd forbid Medicare from paying more for advanced medicines than any other developed country. This price control scheme, if implemented, would sound a death knell for medical innovation -- and potentially for many patients. Drug ...

This healthcare ‘watchdog’ is no friend of coronavirus patients

Finally, there's a bit of good news in the fight against COVID-19. The FDA issued an "emergency use authorization" for remdesivir, an anti-viral drug that could help coronavirus patients recover faster. The medicine isn't a silver bullet, but it's the first therapy that has shown success in ...

Diabetes reform brings needed relief to seniors, but ,ore action needed

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just took an important step towards addressing one of the worst public health crises of our time. No, not COVID-19, but a disease that chronically affects millions of Americans: diabetes. A new policy will dramatically reduce seniors' ...

This healthcare ‘watchdog’ is no friend of coronavirus patients

Finally, there's a bit of good news in the fight against COVID-19. The FDA issued an "emergency use authorization" for remdesivir, an anti-viral drug that could help coronavirus patients recover faster. The medicine isn't a silver bullet, but it's the first therapy that has shown success in ...

I’ll drink to that

There are things we have all done when enjoying a cocktail or three. Some are forgivable. Some are repugnant. Some are forgettable while others are forgettable. (See what I mean?) The following is a short list of tall tales (not really). There is a rule of thumb: bars with restaurants, a ...

New Russia sanctions are well-intentioned but poorly targeted

Vladimir Putin is arguably the free world's most dangerous foe. In the past few years alone, he has invaded Ukraine, propped up murderous dictators in Syria and Iran, and even meddled in America's elections. Now, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) have ...

Trump’s prescription drug pricing reform will have unintended consequences

President Trump just signed an executive order that aims to tackle U.S. prescription drug spending.. The order pegs the prices of certain drugs covered by Medicare to the lower prices paid in other developed countries, whose governments impose strict price controls. The order might save the ...