The fact that R&D committees are not driven by the social value of their products makes them pour less money into developing them than society wants them to.
The fear of a world-wide explosion in Zika infections carried by Olympic attendees who return from Brazil with the virus has all the makings of a Hollywood disaster movie. The 2014 Ebola pandemic stemming from an outbreak in West Africa showed how unprepared the world was for biological threats.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared the Zika virus a global health emergency. Zika is particularly dangerous to pregnant women, as it has been linked to birth defects and developmental disabilities in babies.
In “Cure,” the author argues that states of consciousness such as hope, fear, stress and loneliness affect health, but doctors and scientists tend to ignore or downplay this reality.
Covering a health story today? Here’s the latest from the experts on the AEI health team.
Forecasts from CBO and others which show the ACA will eventually reduce compensation and hours worked are far from certain. But it is also too early to conclude that those forecasts were wrong.
Instead of health care questions and answers that are getting well-worn and generic, if not a little hackneyed, here are some real questions for the candidates.
We have aedes aegypti mosquitoes all over the US, especially in the South, so come spring we may a Zika outbreak here too.
Drug compounding was supposed to be confined to pharmacies that made specialized drugs for individual patients.
There are plenty of problems with the way that generic drugs are reviewed and approved by FDA. It’s creating the opportunity for drug distributors to secure temporary monopolies on the sales and marketing of some very old drugs.