The legislature recently banned all flavored e-cigarettes in the state while also instituting a 75 percent excise tax on the product — the highest in the nation. While the law was passed under the guise of protecting teen health, the only thing it has accomplished is making e-cigarettes more dangerous. You can read this op-ed […]
Over 480,000 people annually lose their lives due to cigarettes, while 34 million Americans smoke every year. As the new commission at the FDA, it is his responsibility to ensure the public has access to products that reduce harm and promote health. E-cigarettes are an essential product that have already saved lives and continue to help […]
Politicians seeking to punish consumers for buying sugary drinks have seized upon a convenient scapegoat, but they have ignored principles of sound tax policy. The D.C. Council should learn the lessons of the past. You can read this op-ed by visiting The Hill.
Today, ACI, along with 75 organizations and activists, sent a letter to Congress opposing Medicare-for-All legislation that includes provisions for the government to set prescription prices. The letter is available online.
Professors Fuhr and Blackstone, both senior fellows at ACI, published an article on biologic drugs for the Center for Biosimilars. The article is available online.
Senator and presidential-hopeful Elizabeth Warren (D-Ma) has made headlines in recent weeks by releasing the details of how she would fund her vision of Medicare-for-All. But far from the headlines, and hidden deep in her 9,000 word blueprint, lies her plan to put a stop to American medical innovation. By strong-arming innovators and removing all […]
Today, ACI joined twenty-two other nonprofits in support of legislation that would reduce the cost of medications by providing Medicare patients access to lower-cost generic drugs and biosimilars. The letter is available online.
Today, ACI joined a coalition of more than a dozen consumer, tax and free-market organizations to sent a letter to the House and Senate regarding surprise medical billing. You can read the letter online.
Just recently, the House Ways and Means Committee passed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s drug pricing bill which would lower prices on 250 drugs. To accomplish her goal, she plans to implement a “International Pricing Index” (IPI). While it might sound like a workable solution (in theory), it could lead to several disastrous consequences, especially for the […]
Today, a group of organizations representing millions of Americans wrote in support of a new healthcare plan — A Framework for Personalized, Affordable Care. The plan would replace the current Affordable Care Act, while empowering consumer choice, providing patient access to affordable coverage, and increasing innovation. The plan would also expand the size and role of […]