When one thinks of counterfeit goods, it can conjure up images of customers being duped into buying inferior quality designer bags or other fashion knockoffs. However, when it comes to the manufacturing, distribution and sale of counterfeit medications, the outcomes can be much more serious and life threatening. Most consumers probably don’t realize that counterfeit […]
Recently, some members of Congress and officials at the Department of Health and Human Services have championed a particular strategy to address this problem: pegging U.S. drug prices to what other countries pay for the same medicines. This op-ed, published in the Morning Consult, explains why putting our drug market at the mercy of what bureaucrats […]
Most state laws that require regular safety inspections for passenger vehicles were passed more than 75 years ago, at a time when motor vehicle fatalities per mile traveled were about 8 times higher than in the 21st century and vehicles lacked many of the safety features we benefit from today. A growing number of states […]
A coalition of taxpayer and consumer groups is urging the U.S. Senate to reject a proposal to reimpose federal price control regulations on air travel that have long been proven to hurt consumers and drive up costs for taxpayers. The so-called “FAIR Fees Act,” which is currently part of the Senate’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) […]
Not long ago, the personalized, simplified perks of DPC (or, as it was then known, “concierge medicine”) were a luxury of the wealthy. Thanks to the free market, DPC is growing into a mainstream option for millions of Americans dissatisfied with the bureaucratic leviathan that is modern health care. If Americans are to improve their […]
In every sector of the economy, transparent pricing ensures the survival of the most efficient firms and results in lower prices as firms compete for market share. There’s no reason to think the PBM industry is an exception. To read this op-ed, visit The Hill.
A coalition of nonprofit think tanks sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Sharpless urging reforms to current regulatory regulations that are impeding market competition between drug makers. The letter states that increasing market competition is the best means for price reductions, which will lower medical program costs, taxpayer burdens, and out-of-pocket expenses for consumers, as […]
Video games, especially online video games, can expose players to cyberattacks. The attacks come both from unsafe behaviors by the players and from inadequate security in the servers hosting the games. Many games require players to have credit cards registered with the server so they can pay for special treatment or game artifacts, such as […]
For the millions of Americans who suffer from genetic disorders and previously faced a lifetime of expensive and imperfect treatments, new cutting-edge gene therapies hold exceptional promise. However, our current health system is poorly equipped to make these lifesaving treatments broadly accessible to patients; that needs to change. Gene therapies, which were approved in the […]
Dr. Krisztina Pusok was interviewed by Shirley Rooker on consumer privacy and you can listen to the radio interview and podcast here.