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Cancer Journal: Ontario on the Edge

The Cancer Journal is my story about being a cancer patient during the COVID-19 epidemic. In the last week, my cancer care halted because the pandemic is breaking Ontario’s health care system. I’ll start with an update about my case. Since my radiation treatment ended […]

Irish Decision Will Raise Stakes to Resolve Transatlantic Data Trade

We can expect a decision very soon from the High Court of Ireland on last summer’s Irish Data Protection Commission (“IDPC”) decision that placed serious impediments in the way of using “standard contractual clauses” (SCC) to transfer data across the Atlantic. That decision, coupled with […]

Vaccine Development, Covid-19, and mRNA vaccines

In this last episode of our six-part series on vaccinations, supported by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, we cover vaccine development – particularly in the context of the current global pandemic. We discuss the timeline of Covid-19 vaccine development and the mRNA […]

Incidents and Criticisms: Vaccine Backlash Part 2

Part five of our six-part series on vaccinations, supported by the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation, continues to explore the history of societal backlash against vaccination, with particular attention to vaccine-adjacent incidents and misinformation. @DrTiff_PhD TweetableOriginal Article

Home cultivation of medical marijuana can result in higher hospitalizations and emergency department visits related to opioids

Jayani Jayawardhana, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy (@JayJayawardhana). Jose M. Fernandez, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Louisville College of Business (@UofLEcon). Before the COVID pandemic, the United States was in the midst of […]

Four Reasons to Reject Neo-Brandeisian Critiques of the Consumer Welfare Approach to Antitrust

In the battle of ideas, it is quite useful to be able to brandish clear and concise debating points in support of a proposition, backed by solid analysis. Toward that end, in a recent primer about antitrust law published by the Mercatus Center, I advance […]

Healthcare Triage Podcast: Making Progress in Multiple Myeloma Research

Dr. Aaron Carroll talks with Dr. Rafat Abonour and Dr. Fabiana Perna about multiple myeloma research and ongoing studies, such as the Indiana Myeloma Registry. We’ll also hear about how losing weight may help lower your risk for getting cancer and why immunotherapy could be […]

The FTC Did Not ‘Fumble the Future’ in Its Google Search Investigation

Politico has released a cache of confidential Federal Trade Commission (FTC) documents in connection with a series of articles on the commission’s antitrust probe into Google Search a decade ago. The headline of the first piece in the series argues the FTC “fumbled the future” […]

Committee Prepares to Grill Tech CEOS, but It Is the First Amendment That Could Get Torched

In what has become regularly scheduled programming on Capitol Hill, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai will be subject to yet another round of congressional grilling—this time, about the platforms’ content-moderation policies—during a March 25 joint hearing of […]

Understanding the European Commission’s dispute with AstraZeneca

In order to understand the lack of apparent basis for the European Commission’s claims that AstraZeneca is in breach of its contractual obligations to supply it with vaccine doses, it is necessary to understand the difference between stock and flow. If I have 1,000 widgets […]