Category Archives: Legislation

Health Care Reform and Its Impact on FDA and Pharma

Last week, the excruciatingly long and unpredictable path of health care reform passed another milestone when President Obama held a summit at Blair House among leaders in Congress to try to forge out a bipartisan approach to a bill that would … Continue reading

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Why Healthcare Reform is Struggling – A Failure to Communicate

Back in the 1990s when I was working as Policy Director at AIDS Project Los Angeles, I was having trouble getting an appointment with a particular Congressman to discuss proposed cuts to the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) … Continue reading

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FDA Related Proposed Legislation in Congress

Since the 111th Congress has gotten underway, there have been a host of new and recycled bills that have been proposed.    This probably only reprsents the tip of the iceberg of the types of reforms that are aimed at … Continue reading

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Do We Really Know What Comparative Effectiveness Means?

To those who know me, it will come as no surprise to know that when it came time to choosing up sides for basketball during P.E. in grade school, junior high school and high school, I was always one of … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Washington – The GAO Outlines FDA Reforms

Not the man, the city.   On Sunday, January 25, the Washington Post carried an article entitled "The Height of Power – As Other American Fiefdoms Fade, Washington Looms Larger than Ever."  It was a very interesting article analyzing the current … Continue reading

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