Inside Sources: What Politicians Get Wrong About the Economics of Drug Importation

Last month, federal officials announced the Safe Importation Action Plan to legalize the importation of foreign drug products, including from Canada. However, the biggest concern with is proposal is that drug importation will expose American patients to unsafe, adulterated and counterfeit medicines from all over the world. To learn more, you can read this op-ed […]

ICYMI: Consumer Protections Wins and Fails: Tech 1.0

If you missed part one of our new webinar series you can watch it HERE now. On Tuesday, we gathered leading policy experts to tackle some of the toughest issues facing consumers in tech policy. Panelists discussed how future consumer protections are shaping up, from privacy legislation and what to do about robocalls, to the […]

Biosimilars: The Grand Experiment

Biosimilars are the grand experiment. If the biosimilar experiment succeeds, competition will lead to lower prices and increase access for patients. However, if biosimilar competition does not advance the result may be price controls. This could decrease the incentive to innovate and lead to fewer new drugs being developed. Biologics are among the highest priced […]

Townhall: Can Homesharing Survive Jersey City?

Most short-term home sharing rentals provide a supplementary income for people looking to give travelers a local experience. It is good for tourism and saves consumers money.  Yet, as this op-ed points out, some shortsighted policymakers and regulators are trying to overregulate the home sharing industry at the expense of homeowners, tourists, and the local […]

Washington Examiner: No, a European-Style Health System Isn’t the Answer

As candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination present their visions for “Medicare for all,” politicians on both sides of the aisle are increasingly looking to imitate Europe’s health systems to lower the cost of healthcare. But a European system would come at the cost of lower survival rates, longer wait times, and rationing care — […]

Are We Living in the Golden Age of Ride Sharing?

California’s House of Representatives recently passed a bill, AB5, which would notably disrupt the entire ride-sharing economy as we know it. The law proposes to change Uber and Lyft drivers from “independent contractor” to “employee” status. While a seemingly innocent change, the proposal has the power to destroy tens of thousands of drivers’ jobs. Since […]

Parents’ Flawed Judgement Puts Society at Risk

All but eradicated at the turn of the Century, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has now confirmed 1,172 cases of measles in 30 states so far this year. The resurgence in case is a growing concern, considering vaccines have long been available. The Governor of Washington State, for instance, declared a state of emergency […]