June 7, 2021
A bill so ill-conceived is now being introduced by a member of the New York State Assembly who lives in my Upper West Side neighborhood.
April 21, 2021
Sadly, today's Earth Day shares something with the current political environment: It reeks of divisiveness.
February 17, 2021
Because a test is only a snapshot in time, the current frequency of testing is insufficient
June 12, 2020
The World Health Organization this week showed once again why the motto on its official seal should be, Aperto Ore, Pede Inserta, or in English: Open Mouth, Insert Foot.
May 13, 2020
What were public health officials at every level of government doing last year? Were they preparing for a pandemic? Or were they using their office to meddle with your lifestyle choices?
May 5, 2020
There seems to be an inclination among policy-makers that adherence to evidence-based policy-making is a luxury we can only afford when not in a crisis.
April 17, 2020
President Trump announced at the White House coronavirus press briefing on Tuesday that the United States will immediately halt all funding for the World Health Organization.
March 2, 2020
Meeting Americans’ needs, especially those of the neediest, requires free markets that can realize and reward the benefits of technological innovations, big and small.
February 10, 2020
Overzealous health authorities in the U.S. have a lot to learn from their lackluster performance in 2019. But there’s hope. Hindsight is so 2020.
January 27, 2020
Michelle Obama, like her husband and his minions when he was president, is allied with elitists who ignore and distort science to promote their leftist agendas. Fortunately, they’re no longer in a position to ram their policies down our throats.
December 20, 2019
Now that the Trump Administration's new FDA commissioner, Dr. Stephen Hahn, has been confirmed, he'll find he has one of the most difficult and important jobs in government.
November 11, 2019
“The president is truly seeing the industry as what it is: a billion-dollar powerhouse that not only employs people, but saves lives through tobacco harm reduction.” - Lindsey Stroud
September 30, 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just made history by announcing a plan to end wasteful taxpayer-funded animal testing by 2035.
September 18, 2019
When there’s an outbreak of deaths or illnesses from injected street drugs, do public health authorities demand diabetics and doctors stop using syringes?
August 21, 2019
When products could save lives, it’s important for people to be informed about those benefits, along with the risks.
June 23, 2019
Allowing European style hazard assessments of chemicals to replace risk assessments used in the United States for regulatory decisions will make people less healthy and less safe.
March 22, 2019
Sometimes a bad idea is a bad idea, no matter how you package it. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying again, after his $600 million opioid tax was slapped down in December by an Obama appointed federal judge.
February 4, 2019
When products have the potential to save millions of lives, it's helpful if people are told about those benefits.
November 14, 2018
Government agencies populated with scientists people are pleased to call “experts” are often thought to be above the ordinary give-and-take of politics and, especially, immune to the clarion calls of activists and pressure of public opinion.
August 20, 2018
Technological advances touch every aspect of our lives, often in ways we rarely think about.
July 26, 2018
The agency unveiled a two-pronged approach to reduce smoking.
July 13, 2018
In the era of self-driving cars, big data and increasingly sophisticated bio-medical advances, the age-old question of how regulation can keep up with technology is more relevant than ever.
April 27, 2018
On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced the initial results of its nationwide crackdown on retailers selling e-cigarette and vaping products to minors.
April 25, 2018
Earth Day has changed a lot since its inception in 1970, and not for the better.
March 17, 2018
The FDA announced a plan mandating a reduction of nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes.
March 6, 2018
When is a carcinogen not necessarily a carcinogen?
February 17, 2018
This may be the year when Congress finally cracks down on the corrupt World Health Organization. The last straw may be not what WHO did, but what it didn’t do.
January 25, 2018
“Hopefully, the FDA will look at the evidence from around the world that shows that encouraging and allowing companies to honestly market their less harmful products is good for public health.” - John Nothdurft
January 3, 2018
Questions have been swirling around why hedge-fund tycoon and Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer didn’t disclose his role in a controversial campaign to get state and local governments to file climate change lawsuits against energy companies.
June 30, 2017
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross called Amazon's recent $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods a "clever move" because it marries Amazon's marketing and distribution expertise with a "high-quality, niche retailer."
June 25, 2017
The Senate just failed to roll back an Obama-era regulation that will discourage energy production, cost millions of dollars and kill thousands of American jobs.
June 22, 2017
"Treating e-cigarettes like cigarettes can’t possibly lower exposure to secondhand smoke, because there is no secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes." - Jeff Stier
June 18, 2017
The World Health Organization (WHO), the troubled United Nations (UN) health agency, has just elected a controversial new director-general. The choice should disturb taxpayers, members of Congress, and the Trump administration.
May 21, 2017
The Trump administration should no longer defend FDA’s indefensible vaping ban.
May 10, 2017
There's a good reason that the comptroller has sole authority over investment decisions.
May 4, 2017
"Truly patient-centered, free-market reform would cease from steering tax dollars toward insurers and rewarding individuals with tax credits for buying overpriced insurance plans." - Michael Hamilton
April 22, 2017
In recent years, Earth Day has evolved into an occasion for environmental Cassandras to prophesy apocalypse, dish antitechnology dirt, and proselytize. Passion and zeal routinely trump science, and provability takes a back seat to plausibility.
April 4, 2017
A pair of foreign research organizations have gotten numerous grants for work of unclear value.
March 25, 2017
Take the power back to the people.
February 25, 2017
Just when many of us hoped that we would soon be seeing the last of the Obamas, it appears that Michelle Obama will still be involved in what passes for public service in progressives' parallel universe.