Richard G. Frank is the Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics at Harvard Medical School. From June 2014 through June 2016 he served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the US DHHS.

Recent Posts by Richard Frank

How Do We Finish The Job That The Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act Started?

CARA's ability to fill the so called treatment gap is severely limited by the minimal level of funding to expand evidence-based treatment. Without appropriations, it is a powerful statement but not necessarily an actionable plan.

Targeting The Opioid Drug Crisis: A Health And Human Services Initiative

Deaths from drug overdoses have been rising steadily over the past two decades and have surpassed car accidents to become the leading cause of injury death in the United States.  Millions of Americans rely on prescription opioids for much needed relief from the pain caused by illness and...

The Medicare Part D Drug Rebate Proposal: Rebutting An Unpersuasive Critique

A proposal to require manufacturers to pay a minimum rebate on drugs covered under Medicare Part D for those beneficiaries who receive the program’s Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) has received considerable attention during the current debate over the federal budget. Through mandating discounts in...