Tag Archives: regulation

Congress Shouldn’t Pass The 21st Century Cures Act In A Summer Rush

Congress is set to adjourn for an extended election-year summer recess on July 15, and time is running out to pass the 21st Century Cures Act. That’s a good thing, because the legislation, while containing some useful measures, is flawed, and Congress should postpone consideration until 2017.

July 11, 2016

Hearing Aids And The Sound Of Mobile Health Disruption

Health care incumbents are losing at the app game and it may be time to give more freedom to the forces of disruption. Recent developments in the markets for hearing aids suggest some answers and even a possible regulatory approach to the broader and burgeoning category of mobile health apps...

June 17, 2016

Discovering New Medicines And New Ways To Pay For Them

With the growing importance of pharmaceuticals, Anthem and Eli Lilly identified two areas that we believe must be addressed in order to unleash a new wave of innovative approaches to pharmaceutical pricing.

January 29, 2016

What State Policies Best Foster Insurance Market Competition?

As the 2016 rates for ACA marketplace plans are finalized, there will be much interest in seeing to what extent premiums rise. It is important to better understand how different regulatory environments may affect the functioning and competitiveness of insurance markets.

October 5, 2015

A Rapid-Learning Initiative For Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

In late July, the FDA approved selective use of Praluent, the first of a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs (PCSK9 inhibitors). However, there is considerable uncertainty and debate about how broadly Praluent should be used.

August 25, 2015

The FDA’s Determination On Artificial Trans Fat: A Long Time Coming

To be sure, this action will lead to a dramatic reduction in the use of partially hydrogenated oils in processed foods, which in turn, will lead Americans to eat less trans fat -- a good thing. What this regulatory action does not do, however, is speak to problems with the generally recognized...

June 23, 2015

Like Taking Candy From A Baby? The Not-So-Easy Policy Landscape For Cutting Added Sugars In America

The consumption of added sugars in the United States contributes to a number of population health problems. Fiscal and regulatory proposals for limiting added sugar have included nutrition labeling, alteration or repeal of government agricultural subsidies for corn and sugar, taxation of...

April 23, 2015