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James P. Pinkerton, Cures Strategy founder, Fox News Analyst, and Reagan White House alumni, Joins CMPI
New York City, NY, January 5, 2016:
The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (www.cmpi.org) announced the appointment of James P. Pinkerton as a senior fellow. Since 2009 Pinkerton has been reporting on and writing about the need for an American Cures Strategy that would encourage new policies and approaches to cure diseases that will cost our nation the most in lost lives and increased spending.
Peter Pitts, CMPI’s president welcomed Pinkerton by noting: “Jim understands that many of the obstacles to cures are not simply scientific, they are outdated approaches, parochial infighting among researchers and doctors, and a regulatory and reimbursement structure that lags behind advances in drug development.” Jim sees that we need an overall national strategy—a Cure Strategy—so that we can think comprehensively about cures. Jim is 100 percent right when he says, “A cure is cheaper than care.” Pinkerton will develop content and programs to promote public and policy awareness of the benefits of curing disease instead of treating it after the fact.
Jim Pinkerton currently serves as a contributor for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 1996. He is also a regular contributor to Breibart.com, and has written for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Daily Beast and National Review. Beginning in 1981, he served on the White House staff of President Ronald Reagan in the Offices of Policy Development and Political Affairs. Beginning in 1989, he served as deputy assistant to the president for policy planning in the White House of President George H. W. Bush. Pinkerton is the author of "What Comes Next: The End of Big Government and the New Paradigm Ahead.”
He received a B.A. in political science from Stanford University.