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Canada sours on its drug system just as Trump looks to import from it

Just as the Trump administration is planning to let states import prescription drugs from Canada, the United States’s northern neighbors have grown impatient with their own high drug prices. Canada is enmeshed in a drug pricing war. Canadians are paying among the highest prices in the world for drugs, prompting lawmakers to consider a major… Read More »

Trump chips away at Obamacare

President Trump struck a blow against his predecessor’s healthcare law by signing government funding legislation Friday that repealed major Obamacare taxes. Trump signed the bill only two days after a major court decision on Obamacare that left the law in limbo until after the 2020 election. Democrats voted overwhelmingly in favor of the spending deal… Read More »

Not Fake News! A Trump Administration Rule Models Government Civility

By MICHAEL L. MILLENSON  A Trump administration regulation issued just hours before the partial federal shutdown offers quiet hope for civility in government. What happened, on its face, was simple: an update of the rules governing a particular Medicare program. In today’s dyspeptic political climate, however, what didn’t happen along the way was truly remarkable – and may… Read More »

Is a God-fearing scientist the next casualty of the Trump White House?

Anti-abortion advocates want President Trump to fire Dr. Francis Collins, the wildly popular, Obama-appointed head of the government’s medical research agency. The calls to oust the National Institutes of Health director are coming to a head amid White House and congressional scrutiny over government-funded experiments that use parts of aborted fetuses. The prospect that the… Read More »

Teen vaping is soaring as the Trump administration tries to crack down

As many as 1.3 million more teens have tried vaping this year compared to last year, according to the latest government-funded survey on teen nicotine use. The survey, released Monday by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, found that 37.3 percent of high school seniors reported “any vaping during the past 12 months,” up from… Read More »