ACI Joins Coalition in Opposing Actions That May Upend The Medical Supply Chain

Today, ACI joined 32 nonprofit organizations to call on public leaders at the White House, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives not to support “Buy American” mandates. In the middle of this COVAD-19 crisis, public policies should focus on keeping the supply chain as broad and extensive as possible, in order to prevent massive shortages […]

ACI Files Comments To The US Regulatory Commission

In response to a proposed US Regulatory Commission rulemaking proceeding that seeks to change regulations affecting the carriage of mail, ACI has filed comments to protect consumer interests, while calling for increased accountability and financial transparency on the part of the US Postal Service. These comments are available online.

Further Restricting Vaping Won’t Help Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is single handedly changing the face of day-to-day life. Their needs to be some clarification of how public health should respond to the crisis of the outbreak via policy. The regulation of electronic cigarettes during a pandemic is an interesting case study. Public health departments have warned against the use of inhalants […]

TIPS: Keeping Safe During COVID-19

With the nation caught in the midst of a global pandemic, here are a few simple strategies from the American Consumer Institute to help keep you and your family safe. Outside the Home Avoid unnecessary trips outside the home. In public areas, the CDC recommends 6ft of social distancing. For reference, that is equivalent to […]

Economic Standard: The Reality of Obamacare and Consumer Sovereignty

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court decided that they will hear the most recent challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The challenge, now referred to as California v. Texas, calls on the Supreme Court to repeal the ACA. Yet, simply repealing the ACA through isn’t enough, it needs to be updated or replaced. While […]

Real Clear Health: Closing Vape Shops Will Be a Disaster

As the coronavirus continues to spread, states are taking drastic measures to curb its spread, such as shutting down all non-essential businesses. While slowing this pandemic is vital, some states might be closing the wrong types of stores. Colorado, for instance, closed all vape shops, while leaving cigarettes sold at convenience stores completely untouched. As […]

Letter to the President: Don’t Restrict the Supply Chain for Drugs or Medical Devices

Today, a group of 68 nonprofits and associations sent a letter to the President cautioning him against any executive actions that may restrict access to or destabilize the supply chain for pharmaceuticals or medical devices. At this time, while supply chains for a broad range of U.S. industries are stressed due to the global COVID-19 […]

Letter to Congress: Stop Putting Self-interest Before the Public Interest

In the face of the coronavirus outbreak and as the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on the second economic stimulus plan, a coalition of 26 organizations sent a letter to the House calling on members to do the right thing and stop holding the American people hostage to pursue a policy agenda of […]

Orlando Sentinel: Legislators Must Balance Consumer and Market Needs on Genetic Testing Bill

They’ve become popular gifts on birthdays or holidays – the personal DNA testing kits that can tell you where your ancestors came from or even if you are predisposed to certain medical conditions. But as testing companies such as 23andMe and Ancestory.com have become more prevalent, providing insights to millions of Americans on the secrets […]

Real Clear Policy: Are ‘Affordability Boards’ the Answer to Increasing Drug Prices?

A growing number of states are looking to set up prescription drug affordability review boards to reel in soaring prescription drug prices. In most cases, the proposed boards would allow the states to set pricing caps for certain higher-cost drugs, as well as limit price increasing by drug makers. Yet, contrary to expectations, a new […]