Manhattan Institute

The Truth About Drug Innovation

DiMasi Joseph, Milne Christopher-Paul, and Zycher Benjamin
June 1, 2008

The increasingly important role of prescription medicines as both complements to and substitutes for other medical procedures, as well as rising costs for newer and more effective medicines, has pr

Comparing Public and Private Health Insurance: Would a Single Payer System Save Enough to Cover the Uninsured?

Benjamin Zycher
October 1, 2007

Author Benjamin Zycher, Senior Fellow at the Center for Medical Progress at the Manhattan Institute writes;

Older Drugs, Shorter Lives? An Examination of the Health Effects of the Veterans Health Administration Formulary

Frank Lichtenberg
October 1, 2005

This paper examines access to new drugs under the pharmacy benefits management system of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

Medical Malpractice Awards, Insurance, and Negligence: Which Are Related?

Alexander Tabarrok and Amanda Agan
May 10, 2006

In this paper from the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, the authors write that doctors’ medical malpractice liability insurance premiums are at an all-time high.

Are Drug Price Controls Good For Your Health?

John A. Vernon, Rexford E. Santerre, and Carmelo Giaccotto
December 1, 2004

In this enlightening article, the authors' discuss the importance of Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act to provide seniors drug insurance coverage and the governements ro

We've Tried Mandatory Treatment--and it works

E. Fuller Torrey and Mary T. Zdanowicz
June 1, 1999

In this article, the authors discuss a legislative proposal by then State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in 1999, known as "Kendra's Law" after Kendra Webdale was pushed to her death in a New York

Reinventing Mental Health Care

E. Fuller Torrey
October 4, 1999

In this article in City Journal, Torrey writes about the dismal state of mental health services in the United States.

Public Health Quackery

Heather Mac Donald
September 12, 1998

In this article in City Journal, Heather MacDonald writes about the unlimited freedom of the public health profession.

The Economic Opportunities of Shale Energy Development

Timothy J. Considine, Robert W. Watson, and Nicholas B. Considine
May 1, 2011

Directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing have unlocked vast new reserves of natural gas in the United States.

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