Tag: health regulation

Blog Posts (2)

April 15, 2013

Medical Futility Policy Transparency

Thaddeus Mason Pope, J.D., Ph.D.

Faith Smith was born with Trisomy 18.  She was also diagnosed with a hole in her heart. …

February 1, 2013

Protecting Us from Pain Control

Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Last week, an FDA advisory panel suggested that hydrocodone-based pain control medications be reclassified from Schedule III to Schedule II.…

News (27)

February 25, 2014 3:21 pm

Just Say No To These 11 Outrageous Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana

When it comes to public opinion, it’s becoming clear that anti-pot crusaders are losing the battle and over a dozen more states are considering legalization measures right now.

February 21, 2014 2:40 pm

Unusual Iowa abortion rule has surprising result

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics  decided not to bill the state for the 15 abortions it had performed as of mid-February.

January 24, 2014 2:02 pm

What's at issue in Texas battle over brain-dead pregnant woman

Eyes today focus on a Fort Worth courtroom that finds itself at the intersection of a family’s desire and Texas law as the fate of a brain-dead woman and the status of her fetus are debated.

January 21, 2014 1:01 pm

Obama: Marijuana No More Dangerous Than Alcohol

With a majority of Americans now in favor marijuana legalization, President Barack Obama is now saying weed is no more dangerous to individuals’ health than alcohol.

January 6, 2014 4:55 pm

Sensible on Weed

The desire to discourage is all too easily transmuted into the desire to criminalize, just as the desire to encourage metastasizes into the desire to mandate.

November 11, 2013 2:37 pm

Pot-Smoking Quadriplegic’s Firing Shows Haze Over Rules

The marijuana that Brandon Coats smokes under a doctor’s supervision helps calm muscle spasms stemming from a car accident that left him a quadriplegic. It also cost him his job.

August 19, 2013 2:16 pm

New Zealand’s plan to regulate designer drugs

New Zealand’s plan to regulate designer drugs is better than trying to ban them and failing.

May 24, 2013 4:48 pm

What’s In That Big Mac?

Apparently, fast food frequenters have no idea how many calories they’re ordering up at the counter.


April 22, 2013 12:53 pm

NYC proposes raising age for cigarette purchases

No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation’s largest city.

April 9, 2013 4:23 pm

Strict school lunch standards tied to healthy weight

Strict school lunch standards that are similar to new regulations from the U.S. government may be tied to healthier body weights among students, according to a new study.

View More News Items