A Major Shortcoming in the Public Health Legacy of the Obama Administration

American Journal of Public Health, December 16, 2016. The Obama Administration has been a strong voice for many public health issues, including tobacco control, childhood obesity, and reproductive health. The Affordable Care Act is also a major accomplishment. But, under the same administration, the FDA caved into political pressure by approving medical products based on lower standards of scientific evidence. What will happen going forward?

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Why the 21st Century Cures Act Could Be Disastrous for Medicine

Spectrum News, December 1, 2016. Why would anyone vote against “cures,” especially “21st century cures?” Here’s why many health policy and consumer advocacy groups — including the National Center for Health Research — strongly oppose the bill and are asking senators not to pass the bill next week.

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