Daily Policy Digest

Have Faster FDA Approvals Caused Drug Safety Problems?

A new study contends that the FDA has rushed drug approval and threatened patient safety. NCPA Senior Fellow John Graham debunks that claim...

Tax Credit Program Offers Little to the Poor

A new report from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) exposes that a federal tax credit program is not benefiting the poor, rather it provides more than $1 billion in credits each year to large banks and investors...

North Dakota Ahead of Alaska in Oil Production

While North Dakota gained residents between 2012 and 2013, Alaska lost more residents than it gained...

Walmart Enters the Health Care Market

By January 2015, Walmart will be operating a dozen primary care clinics across the country...

E-Cigarette Regulations Threaten Public Health

The FDA would require producers of new e-cigarette products to file applications with the federal government before they put them on the market...

Free Market Policies Yield Success for Pacific Alliance

There are no travel visa requirements between Pacific Alliance countries, which has spurred tourism and further contributed to commerce...

Will the FDA Challenge State Right to Try Laws?

It can take a physician up to 100 hours to submit an application to the FDA for a patient to use an experimental drug under the agency's compassionate use program...

Non-Teachers Make Up Half of Public School Workforce

Teacher aides, who comprised just 1.7 percent of all staff in 1970, now constitute 12 percent of all public school staff...

GAO: EPA Needs Better Regulatory Analysis

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) discloses that while the EPA adhered to some federal guidelines for regulatory analysis, it was not always clear in its presentation of information...

Reducing Europe's Dependence on Russian Energy

The recent crisis in Ukraine has highlighted the role of Russia in Europe's economy...


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