Henry I. Miller , M.D.
Henry I. Miller , M.D.
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Plants could give us new treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases if we had better 'pharming' regulations
Dysfunctional regulation has decimated an entire biotech sector

August 21, 2019  •  Genetic Literacy Project

Politicians talk a lot about farming but seldom about "pharming," even though the latter can also have a big impact on Americans' pocketbooks—and their health. The punny name refers to genetically modifying plants such as corn, rice, tobacco and alfalfa to produce high concentrations of pharmaceutical ingredients. Many common medicines already come from plants, including morphine, the fiber supplement Metamucil and the cancer drug Taxol. Yet heavy-handed federal regulations have frozen out pharming efforts, making it far too difficult for researchers to use this approach to create new medications.

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Vaping Hysteria Will Mean More Tobacco Deaths
Illnesses from 'vaping' are likely due to illicit street drugs or other 'home brews'

August 20, 2019  •  Issues & Insights

When products could save lives, it's important for people to be informed about those benefits, along with the risks. Conversely, it's harmful and immoral to spread misinformation that negatively affects public perception of life-saving products and discourages their use.

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Let's Let Market Forces Lower Drug Prices
Reciprocity of drug approvals between FDA and foreign counterparts and more accelerated approvals could increase competition in the marketplace

August 10, 2019  •  American Greatness

The Trump Administration on July 31 announced steps that could lead to the importation of prescription drugs from Canada, where prices are lower. This strategy is favored by President Trump but has long been opposed by many Republicans. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that the policy would enable Americans to "get the benefit of the deals that pharma themselves are striking with other countries."

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What's Wrong With The Intellectual Elites? (Spoiler Alert: Plenty)
Jefferson had it right: "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

August 8, 2019  •  Issues & Insights

Little that goes on at America's elite, "progressive" universities surprises us any longer, but every so often something so perfectly cockeyed, so wrong, commands our attention. The recent remarks of a Harvard dean are an example.

As described by Heather Mac Donald in a superb Wall Street Journal op-ed, Dean of Students Rakesh Khurana took the opportunity at graduation ("Class Day") to make assertions that are uninspiring, callow, and, worst of all, wrong. This passage from Ms. Mac Donald's article is illustrative:

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A smarter way to curb drug prices through imports
More competition would put downward pressure on prices and alleviate critical shortages

August 5, 2019  •  Los Angeles Times

The Trump administration last week announced steps that could lead to the importation of prescription drugs from Canada, where prices are lower. It is a goal supported by President Trump, but long opposed by many Republicans.

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