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A Killer Agency
Published on : Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Sam Kazman's "Drug Approvals and Deadly Delays" article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (Winter 2010), tells a story about how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's policies have led to the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans.f the FDA approves a drug that turns out to have unanticipated, dangerous side effects, people will suffer. Similarly, if the FDA denies or delays the marketing of a perfectly safe and beneficial drug, people will also suffer. Both errors cause medical harm, writes Walter Williams in Townhall.com.
Health care in bad health
Published on : Friday, September 24, 2010
There are practically no entry barriers in newspapers, magazines and television channels. It takes little to set up a television channel and even lesser to start a newspaper. But such is not the case of a hospital.The investment needed is huge, and land is a huge issue. Hiring good doctors too is a major problem. The law of supply and demand haven't taken off as of restrictions, writes Bhupesh Bhandari in Business Standard.
Fake Drug Whitewash in India
Published on : Thursday, September 02, 2010
The government's flawed research study endangers lives and crucial pharmaceutical investment. One of the greatest dangers facing India is the proliferation of fake drugs. The Indian Government is trying to whitewash the whole problem. The Indian government is rightly proud of its pharmaceutical market, worth $25 billion a year. But, the report won't stand serious examination. The report generated dubious findings as of biased samples.The report even contained typographical and reporting errors, writes Roger Bate in The Wall Street Journal.
Medical Care Facts and Fables
Published on : Tuesday, August 24, 2010
It may be cheaper to remain sick tha get treated, and die than to live, but most people won't choose the cheaper option. What happens when Health care is handed over to the Government and bureaucrats? A new book, "The Truth About ObamaCare" by Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute tells the real facts. In countries with socialized medicine, for instance Britain, more than 4000 expectant mothers give birth inside a hospital, but not in the maternity ward, in Britain in just one year. They give birth to their babies in hallways, bathrooms and even elevators. America has a high infant mortality rate only because it counts all the babies. United states has the best medical system in the world, writes Thomas Sowell in Jewish World Review.
Philippines: One year after drug price control
Published on : Thursday, August 19, 2010
On August 15th 2010 the drug price control or price regulation policy will turn exactly 1-year-old. The policy has not achieved its goal of making essential, popular and branded drugs become more accessible to the poor. Price control was not a success in making more popular, previously expensive drugs by multinational pharma companies become more affordable to the poor, writes BIENVENIDO OPLAS JR. in the Manila Times.
Encourage free market in body parts
Published on : Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Jurgen de Wispelaere, a medical ethics researcher from the Universite de Montreal suggested that tax credits be used to encourage organ donation. Let's forget about it and think of having a free market in body organs. Some might find the whole idea repulsive, but how right is it to impose ones ethical positions on others? Why should voluntary actions of individuals be stopped?, writes Bruce Korol in Edmonton Journal.
Superbug exposes the dichotomy between open economy and closed mind
Published on : Monday, August 16, 2010
In a recent study ,researchers reported a new gene, which was named New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase, or NDM-1.It has a high resistance to antibiotics. According to the study, in the UK, most of the patients had a history of travelling to India or Pakistan in one year, and many of them were admitted in hospitals in those countries. The Indian Government vehemently criticized the claim and denied it. Our minds haven't shed Socialism yet, writes Ravi Shanker Kapoor.
Do we need a health ministry?
Published on : Monday, August 02, 2010
According to Ghulam Nabi Azad, India will become the most populous country by 2030, as the rate of growth of population is 1.4 pecentage when compared to China's 0.6 percentage. He has certainly not read the horror stories in Paul Ehrlich's "the Population Bomb" or Ashish Bose's "Head Count". India was the first to implement family planning, but has it worked? Population is an asset rather than a liability, writes Bibek Debroy in The Indian Express.
US: A guide to real costs and consequences of the new health care law
Published on : Thursday, July 15, 2010
The new health care reform bill is incredibly long and complex. It has become law now, and is likely to make American's less healthy and less in control of their health care decisions. A lot many American's would be uninsured by the end of this century, writes Michael Tanner in the Cato Institute.
India's Paradoxical Approach To Fake Drugs
Published on : Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The Indian Government has published the results of its survey of fake drugs. It was said that only 11 of the 24,136 drugs were fake. There are several mistakes in the report, that one is left wondering about the results.Nowhere in the report are the key details of drug collection protocols established. The percentage of sub standard drugs is much more than the Government has let out, writes Roger Bate in CDSCO.
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