Daily Policy Digest
|Interview with Dr. Bill Conerly - Part One
Are we in for another housing crisis?...
|Pharmaceutical Marketing, the FDA and Free Speech
The U.S. Justice Department and state attorneys general have repeatedly used the threat of prosecutions for drugmakers touting off-label uses of pharmaceuticals to wring billions of dollars in settlements, fines and civil damages from them.
|Enhancing Legal Defense of Trade Secrets
The constant threat of foreign companies stealing trade secrets from U.S. companies, especially with the emergence of cyberespionage, is undermining the nation’s economic competitiveness, says NCPA Senior Fellow Thomas Hemphill...
|Tax Extenders 2016
It's tax extenders time...
|What is Driving Health Prices Up?
The recent arrest of Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, for securities fraud, reminds us that high prescription drug prices are today’s whipping boy for the costs of health care...
|Dramatic Drop in Hospital Profitability in 3rd Quarter
The latest Quarterly Services Survey indicates hospitals are finally suffering from an Obamacare hangover. Revenues dropped and margins have shrunk dramatically....
|The Benefits of Field Trips
Field trips provide numerous advantages unavailable in the classroom...
|Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Undercuts Biologic Innovation
The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries recently signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Unfortunately, the final draft might not pass Congress because of the deal's inadequate protection of intellectual property in biologic medicines...
|A New Strategy Must Start With Congress
The president's Pentagon speech proved only that he would hold fast to his tactically disjointed war plan against the Islamic State. Therefore, Congress needs to act...
|Understanding Slow Growth in Employer Benefit Costs
Total health care premiums grew 21.6 percent over six years, 2011 through 2016. However, the employee’s share of premiums grew by 30.1 percent, versus just 19.2 percent for the employer...