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Volume 8, Number 23
June 9, 2011


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In the Spotlight

Cancer revolution is possible with more flexible FDA

Paul Howard, Washington Examiner, 6-8-11

Last week, at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, ASCO President George Sledge painted a hopeful, but also challenging, picture about new genomic technologies for fighting cancer.
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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

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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

Cancer revolution is possible with more flexible FDA

INNOVATIVE IDEAS:
Podcast Series


Paul Howard, director of the Center for Medical Progress talks with James P. Pinkerton, a columnist, author, and political analyst who served on the White House staff under both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He is also editor of the blog, Serious Medicine Strategy.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

If [only] politicians could just get it through their heads that people are just as interested, or frankly more interested in life itself than health insurance. And so the fascinating, rich, textured discussion that they’re having in Chicago and around the world [on drug innovation as it relates to cancer treatment] is ignored by the political class devoted to a bunch of bean-counters. . . if 1/10th of the stuff that was discussed at ASCO or any other conference like that were actually to work out, then the entire curve of Medicare and Medicaid, would be transformed. — James P. Pinkerton

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