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 […]

Leading Economists Warn ‘Medicare for All’ Would Trigger Shortages, Stifle Innovation

As reported in the Washington Times, “more than 50 leading U.S. economists and professors have signed an open letter warning that the proposed “Medicare for All” plans to place Americans on a government-run system would trigger shortages, degrade quality and discourage medical innovation.” Below, you can read the Open Letter: Open Letter from Economists on […]

Inside Sources: Flavored Tobacco Ban Is a Pandora’s Box

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a landmark flavored tobacco ban. Despite the Trump administration wisely announcing its opposition to the bill, the “Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2020” is a legislative proposal that will drastically harm an entire industry and its consumers. To read this op-ed, please […]

Michael McGrady: Lessons on COVID-19 Hysteria and Public Health Panics

World War One made the breakout of the H1N1 influenza virus, or Spanish flu, which began in the winter of 1918. Due to the movement of troops and  the close quarters invited by trench warfare, this case of the influenza virus is considered one of the worst in human history. The Spanish flu killed 40 […]

New Study: Health Impact of E-Cigarettes and their Regulations

The American Consumer Institute Releases a Study on the Health Impact of E-Cigarettes and their Regulations Authors Express Concerns Regarding the Impact on Public Health WASHINGTON – Today, the American Consumer Institute released a new report – “Are E-Cigarette Regulations Jeopardizing the Public Health?” – that reviews the evidence from policy and health studies, as […]

Inside Sources: Shaheen, Hassan Get Vaping Issue All Wrong

New Hampshire U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan joined a bipartisan coalition in calling on the FDA to take action. According to the letter, the senators rightfully expect Hahn will ensure that the agency reject e-cigarette product applications that do not protect the nation’s public health… …By demanding that the FDA turn down scores […]

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 […]

Attempt to Create a New Tobacco Agency Will Not Work

The administration has requested a budget authorization to strip down the Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products. President Donald Trump, apparently, has the vision to create a new tobacco agency that isn’t an administrative monstrosity like the FDA. There’s no chance that the administration will get their request from Congress. No lawmaker in […]

Newsday: Are States Going Too Far with Vaping Reform?

As the e-cigarette “health outbreak” continues, some states believe the Federal Government hasn’t done enough and are now taking action into their own hands. Utah, for instance, recently introduced legislation looking to lower teen vaping by limiting flavors like menthol. Yet, recent research suggests that menthol is actually reducing, not increasing, smoking and that banning […]