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New Lung Cancer Breakthrough Illustrates the Potential Peril of Drug Price Controls

We at CFIF often highlight the clear and present danger that drug price control schemes pose to American consumers, who benefit from our private pharmaceutical sector that leads the world - by far - in innovation.  A new lung cancer treatment breakthrough in the form of Amgen's Lumakras illustrates that interrelationship.

Simply put, Lumakras reduced the risk of progression by 34% compared to chemotherapy in patents with advanced lung cancer, which is particularly welcome considering lung cancer's especially low survival rate (18.6% over five years, and just 5% for advanced forms).  The breakthrough required years of research and enormous amounts of investment, however, which The Wall Street Journal notes makes Lumakras the type of innovation put at risk by new drug price controls…[more]

September 22, 2022 • 05:06 PM
In Midterm Politics, Historical Analogies Work – Until They Don't

In Midterm Politics, Historical Analogies Work – Until They Don't

So now, the historical analogy points toward Republican victory. It seems strong – strong enough to bet on.

Manchin Got Duped, Biden Depleted Our Strategic Oil Reserve

Manchin Got Duped, Biden Depleted Our Strategic Oil Reserve

Until Biden, Manchin and their compatriots accept those straightforward realities, their bumbling will continue and we’ll all be paying the price.

Freakout Over Martha's Vineyard Flight Ignores the Real Problem

Freakout Over Martha's Vineyard Flight Ignores the Real Problem

Instead of dealing with the real problem, everything the Biden administration has done since Day One has been to increase the incentive for would-be migrants to illegally cross into the United States.

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The Brutal Consequences of Drug Price Controls

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Americans Need More Choice and Control Over Their Personal Health Care Decisions

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A Case of the Fox Guarding the Hen House

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Which one of the following U.S. Presidents signed the executive order establishing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)?
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"On December 15, 2021, President Biden released an Executive Order related to global drug trade and stated, 'I find that international drug trafficking -- including the illicit production, global sale, and widespread distribution of illegal drugs; the rise of extremely potent drugs such as fentanyl and other synthetic opioids -- constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security…[more]
 
 
—Derek Maltz, a Retired Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Special Operations Division
— Derek Maltz, a Retired Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Special Operations Division
 
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