Welcome http://cmpi.org/index CMPI RSS Feed en-us Mon, 04 Jan 2016 21:22:02 -0500 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:48:00 -0500 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Structure CMS 5.0 editor@cmpi.org (CMPI Editor) cpernice@psycloneinc.com (Christopher Pernice) Gottlieb Likely to Take On Off-Label, Predictability at the FDA http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/gottlieb-likely-to-take-on-off-label-predictability-at-the-fda Dr. Scott Gottlieb is the right man in the right place at the right time. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:19:43 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/gottlieb-likely-to-take-on-off-label-predictability-at-the-fda Pharmaceutical Industry Raises Issue with Cuomo's Drug Price Control Proposal http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/pharmaceutical-industry-raises-issue-with-cuomo-s-drug-price-control-proposal CMPI President Peter Pitts appears on NY1 News to discuss Governor Cuomo's prescription drug proposal Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:18:34 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/pharmaceutical-industry-raises-issue-with-cuomo-s-drug-price-control-proposal U.N.'s errant prescription for drug access http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/u-n-s-errant-prescription-for-drug-access The U.N.'s war on IP rights ignores the real barrier to drug access: insufficient medical infrastructure. Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:12:25 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/u-n-s-errant-prescription-for-drug-access How Other Countries Freeload on U.S. Drug Research http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/how-other-countries-freeload-on-u-s-drug-research Letting Americans buy prescriptions from foreign retailers would impair the development of new cures. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:32:29 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/how-other-countries-freeload-on-u-s-drug-research Reduce drug prices by eliminating PBM rebates http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/reduce-drug-prices-by-eliminating-pbm-rebates Unless we end the rigged system of rebates, insurers, PBMs and drug companies will find themselves threatened with more government regulation. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:42:12 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/reduce-drug-prices-by-eliminating-pbm-rebates The Privacy Delusions Of Genetic Testing http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/the-privacy-delusions-of-genetic-testing Genetic-testing companies cannot guarantee privacy. And many are actively selling user data to outside parties. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:34:57 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/the-privacy-delusions-of-genetic-testing Controlling Cost Through Value http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/controlling-cost-through-value The supporters of Oregon bill LC-1285 are calling for pharmaceutical price controls. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:28:51 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/controlling-cost-through-value President Trump misunderstands what government drug price negotiations entail http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/president-trump-misunderstands-what-government-drug-price-negotiations-entail President Trump recently pledged to let federal officials negotiate the prices of drugs covered under Medicare. He claims this will save taxpayers billions of dollars. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:20:18 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/president-trump-misunderstands-what-government-drug-price-negotiations-entail Keep the feds out of drug pricing http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/keep-the-feds-out-of-drug-pricing Mon, 19 Dec 2016 06:28:21 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/keep-the-feds-out-of-drug-pricing Pitts on EpiPen outrage: 'Perfect storm of stupidity' http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/pitts-on-epipen-outrage-perfect-storm-of-stupidity Peter Pitts, former FDA associate commissioner and Center for Medicine in the Public Interest president, discusses FDA's role in the Mylan EpiPen outrage. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:18:37 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/pitts-on-epipen-outrage-perfect-storm-of-stupidity Superbug Nightmare: The Danger of Taking Too Many Antibiotics http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/superbug-nightmare-the-danger-of-taking-too-many-antibiotics Former FDA associate commissioner and co-founder of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest Peter Pitts is also sounding the alarm. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:44:53 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/superbug-nightmare-the-danger-of-taking-too-many-antibiotics Foreign meds, quality control http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/foreign-meds-quality-control Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:21:31 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/foreign-meds-quality-control Federal funds should go to medicine-makers http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/federal-funds-should-go-to-medicine-makers Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:16:23 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/federal-funds-should-go-to-medicine-makers America’s pain and opioid problem http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/america-s-pain-and-opioid-problem Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:12:50 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/america-s-pain-and-opioid-problem Stop meddling with Medicare http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/stop-meddling-with-medicare Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:09:03 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/stop-meddling-with-medicare Peter Pitts Discusses Expedited Reviews and the Current State of Drug Development http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-discusses-expedited-reviews-and-the-current-state-of-drug-development Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:38:23 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/peter-pitts-discusses-expedited-reviews-and-the-current-state-of-drug-development Drug shortage policies still come up short http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/drug-shortage-policies-still-come-up-short Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:33:45 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/drug-shortage-policies-still-come-up-short A health care revolution threatened http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/a-health-care-revolution-threatened Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:28:56 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/a-health-care-revolution-threatened What to Do About Drug Shortages http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/what-to-do-about-drug-shortages Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:23:33 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/what-to-do-about-drug-shortages FDA won't hold companies responsible for independent user content on their social media properties http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/fda-won-t-hold-companies-responsible-for-independent-user-content-on-their-social-media-properties Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:00:57 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/fda-won-t-hold-companies-responsible-for-independent-user-content-on-their-social-media-properties A Social Media Manifesto http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/a-social-media-manifesto Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:48:21 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/a-social-media-manifesto There is a Sure Cure, But It's Not Covered by Your Health Insurance Plan http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/a-slow-catastrophe-unfolds-as-the-golden-age-of-antibiotics-comes-to-an-end Insurers have also embraced "fail first" policies to limit patients' access to cutting-edge treatments. Such policies require patients to use cheaper treatments first. Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:39:44 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/a-slow-catastrophe-unfolds-as-the-golden-age-of-antibiotics-comes-to-an-end On Assignment: Bitter Pill http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/on-assignment-bitter-pill CMPI President Peter J. Pitts discusses Off-Label Prescribing on Dateline NBC Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:54:10 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/on-assignment-bitter-pill 360 Degree Global Trade and the Urgent Need for the Trans-Pacific Partnership http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/360-degree-global-trade-and-the-urgent-need-for-the-trans-pacific-partnership When it comes to global trade, there is no value to living in the past. Wed, 11 May 2016 12:11:02 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/360-degree-global-trade-and-the-urgent-need-for-the-trans-pacific-partnership FDA takes step to improve generic drug competition http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/fda-takes-step-to-improve-generic-drug-competition “This is a good circumstance of the FDA actually getting out in front of a problem before it becomes serious,” said Peter Pitts, a former associate FDA Commissioner. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:28:25 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/fda-takes-step-to-improve-generic-drug-competition Single-payer health care unworkable, too costly http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/single-payer-health-care-unworkable-too-costly The real problem with a single-payer system, however, is much simpler: The approach has failed everywhere it has been tried — from Europe to Canada to Sanders’ own state of Vermont. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:11:45 -0400 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/single-payer-health-care-unworkable-too-costly ‘Patent Death Squads’ vs. Innovation http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/patent-death-squads-vs-innovation If hedge funds and copycats continue to take advantage of the PTAB’s bias against patent holders, it will choke off funding for lifesaving medicines. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:29:11 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/patent-death-squads-vs-innovation Obamacare's slippery slope to single-payer system http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/obamacare-s-slippery-slope-to-single-payer-system When it comes to health insurance available through Obamacare, the only thing that seems to be "universal" about it is disappointment. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:21:28 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/obamacare-s-slippery-slope-to-single-payer-system Congress must protect vital drug patents from Wall Street attacks http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/congress-must-protect-vital-drug-patents-from-wall-street-attacks Cutting-edge treatments for diseases affecting millions of Americans are threatened by Wall Street’s latest moneymaking scheme. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:05:52 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/congress-must-protect-vital-drug-patents-from-wall-street-attacks James P. Pinkerton, Cures Strategy founder, Fox News Analyst, and Reagan White House alumni, Joins CMPI http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/james-p-pinkerton-cures-strategy-founder-fox-news-analyst-and-reagan-white-house-alumni-joins-cmpi The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest announced the appointment of James P. Pinkerton as a senior fellow. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 15:54:29 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/james-p-pinkerton-cures-strategy-founder-fox-news-analyst-and-reagan-white-house-alumni-joins-cmpi Hillary’s vaccine price plan didn’t work the first time for a reason http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/hillary-s-vaccine-price-plan-didn-t-work-the-first-time-for-a-reason The zombie scheme to control drug costs by having the government set prices is back from the dead. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:22:29 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/hillary-s-vaccine-price-plan-didn-t-work-the-first-time-for-a-reason Why People Don't Trust Drug Makers http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/why-people-don-t-trust-drug-makers The subtext here is clear: Americans think price-gouging on prescription medicines is rampant. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:25:35 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/why-people-don-t-trust-drug-makers States copying market-based Medicare plan http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/states-copying-market-based-medicare-plan How do you know a federal government program is working? When states start using it as a model for their own initiatives. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 12:45:02 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/states-copying-market-based-medicare-plan From Eugene to Eugenics: Oregon's new cost-cutting strategy is to deny care to cancer patients http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/from-eugene-to-eugenics-oregon-s-new-cost-cutting-strategy-is-to-deny-care-to-cancer-patients In an ad for the Affordable Care Act, local folk singer Laura Gibson plucks her guitar and muses about how the “Oregon way” is to “care for each one, every daughter and son.” Though a little corny, the song delivers a worthy message: Oregon is committed to providing everyone access to health care. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 12:15:48 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/from-eugene-to-eugenics-oregon-s-new-cost-cutting-strategy-is-to-deny-care-to-cancer-patients Outlook 2014: Capitol Commotion http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/outlook-2014-capitol-commotion Gorked-out Obamacare websites. Key states balking at the Medicaid expansion. One might come to think the evolving healthcare system is the institutional equivalent of a burbling volcano. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:40:10 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/outlook-2014-capitol-commotion NYTimes Letter to the Editor: Drug Shortages Continue to Vex http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/nytimes-letter-to-the-editor-drug-shortages-continue-to-vex When it comes to addressing drug shortages, economic factors aren’t just “a contributing factor”; they’re the main factor. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:36:45 -0500 http://cmpi.org/in-the-news/nytimes-letter-to-the-editor-drug-shortages-continue-to-vex