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Volume 7, Number 41
October 21, 2010


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In the Spotlight

Are We Headed Back To The Bad Old Days Of Vaccination Lawsuits?

Paul Howard, James R. Copland, Washington Examiner, 10-19-10

(This piece was reprinted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10-21-10)

On Oct. 12, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, a case concerning an infant who tragically exhibited seizures and mental disabilities shortly after receiving a whooping-cough vaccine manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now part of Pfizer). The case has huge implications both for the future of the vaccine industry and public health.
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News

· Medical Device Recalls and the FDA Approval Process, Zuckerman, D. M., Brown, P., Nissen, S. E., Archives of Internal Medicine, 6-14-11
· Patent Reform Gets Key Support in House, Julian Pecquet, The Hill, 6-14-11
· $4.3 Billion Pledged at Vaccine Fund-Raiser, Donald G. McNeil Jr., New York Times, 6-13-2011
· Physicians Leaving Practices for health System Employment, Karen Cheung, FierceHealthcare, 6-13-11

More Headlines >>


Commentary

· Marco Rubio takes on 'Medi-scare' Marc A. Thiessen, Washington Post, 6-13-11
· 'Vouchercare' Is the Right Name for Medicare Laurence Kotlikoff, Bloomberg, 6-15-11
· Built To Fail: Health Insurance Exchanges Under The Affordable Care Act
· Can Exchanges Help Consumers Get Good Value Insurance? Depends On Where You Live Sabrina Corlette, Kaiser Health News, 6-15-11
· The ObamaCare Bad News Continues Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal, 6-16-11
· ObamaCare's Economic Flaws Doug Holtz-Eakin, Investor's Business Daily, 6-8-11

More Commentary >>


Research

· Why States Are So Miffed about Medicaid — Economics, Politics, and the "Woodwork Effect", Benjamin D. Sommers et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 6-15-11
· Auditing Access to Specialty Care for Children with Public Insurance, Joanna bisgaier et al., New England Journal of Medicine, 6-16-11
· Moving Beyond Fee-For-Service: The Case for Managed Care in Medicaid, Michael Ramlet and Carey Lafferty, American Action Forum, 6-14-11
· The New Gold Rush: Prospectors are Hoping to Mine Opportunities in the Healthcare Industry, Health Research Institute, PricewatershouseCoopers, 6-14-11
· Active Purchasing for Health Insurance Exchanges: An Analysis of Options, Sabrina Corlette and JoAnn Volk, RWJF, 6-14-11

More Research>>



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SPOTLIGHT

Are We Headed Back To The Bad Old Days Of Vaccination Lawsuits?

INNOVATIVE IDEAS:
Podcast Series


Thomas Miller, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former senior health economist for the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) discusses how states can fight Obamacare by implementing market-based insurance exchanges. He talks with Paul Howard about how to develop better insurance exchanges and the important role governors will play in the coming months.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

"The political environment is changing. Ultimately, what most people want is something that works; not some abstract ideology; not some takeover at a higher level politically. If states can actually put something out there which looks like a better approach than what currently exists and certainly what is about to be imposed upon them, they’ve got a chance to make some progress."
—Thomas Miller

 

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