Articles by John E. Calfee
Junk Science and the Anti-Vaccine Fraud
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
- The campaign against the most valuable medical technologies ever invented is based on junk science.
The Invisible Hand Works for Women
Thursday, December 30, 2010
- Crucial improvements for women are a routine byproduct of the search for new profits by international firms.
Don't Give Trial Lawyers This Booster Shot
Friday, October 15, 2010
- Anyone who thinks the vaccine case now before the Supreme Court is merely a matter of giving injured plaintiffs their day in court has misconceived the stakes ...
How Washington Just Worsened the Gulf Oil Spill
Thursday, June 3, 2010
- President Obama made BP’s problem worse, and in so doing has worsened the problems facing not only the administration but also the unfortunate residents of the ...
Progressives, Jim Crow, and Selective Amnesia
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
- The Rand Paul episode reveals a drastic misreading of history and of the government’s role in ending racial discrimination in this nation.
How Much Transparency Do We Want in Healthcare Pricing?
Friday, May 14, 2010
- Instead of trying to figure out how to make prices in healthcare markets transparent, as a Democratic bill aims to do, let the market decide.
Something Old, Something New: Biotech’s Enormous Potential
Friday, April 30, 2010
- Medical breakthroughs from using existing drugs in new ways await discovery—if manufacturers have an incentive to pursue them.
Reform through Reconciliation — Worse than Imagined
Friday, March 19, 2010
- As with the run-up to the Senate healthcare bill, we are again paying the cost of haste. Far too little attention is being given to crucial matters.
We Already Know Why Healthcare Overhaul Will Fail
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
- The healthcare overhaul is shaping up as the highest-risk legislation in modern times.
What Do Vitamins and Fish Oil Tell Us about Drug Research?
Thursday, August 6, 2009
- There is a second world of drug research, a world in which patents do not exist and for-profit research is permanently moribund. Its history should stop ...
A Public Health Disaster in the Making
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
- Congress is poised to pass one of the worst public health laws ever conceived.
Decoding the Use of Gene Patents
Friday, May 15, 2009
- In good news, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has resisted researchers' overreaching in their patenting of genes, and researchers’ work is seldom ...
A Troubling Supreme Judgment
Friday, March 6, 2009
- The Supreme Court’s decision in Wyeth v. Levine will be negative for patient welfare.
Medicine's Miracle Man
Friday, January 23, 2009
- Maurice Hilleman's remarkable period of industrial scientific research yielded the most cost-effective medicines ever made.
Tough Challenges at the FDA
Thursday, January 15, 2009
- Obama’s FDA commissioner should avoid actions that make the drug development process more costly and inefficient.
'Seeding' Sales and Science
Monday, August 25, 2008
- Marketing-driven clinical trials intend to increase sales and profits—but also yield enormous benefits for patients.
The Indispensable Industry
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
- New efforts to undermine the country’s drug development system are cause for worry.
Lessons of the Heart
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
- A surprising new study on heart disease treatments won’t just change medicine—it will help shape basic science.
The Truth about the Drug Ads
Friday, February 2, 2007
- Many people love to hate DTCA, but research suggests the ads do more good than harm.