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Countercyclical Aid Is Not Enough to Fix the Broken US Approach to Public Health Financing

Bill of Health

If the pandemic has taught us anything about public policy, it is that the model of countercyclical federal aid — which expands at the onset of an economic crisis but abates as that crisis is resolved — is fundamentally inadequate when applied to the realm of public health. Consider that between 2008 and 2020, U.S.

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Citational Racism: How Leading Medical Journals Reproduce Segregation in American Medical Knowledge

Bill of Health

One outcome of this work was the 2008 apology by Ronald Davis, the AMA’s immediate past president, for the AMA’s history of racial exclusion at the NMA’s annual meeting in Atlanta. We conducted a literature search in the SCOPUS database for articles labeled “editorials” in JAMA and JNMA since January 1, 2008. What we found.

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Monthly Round-Up of What to Read on Pharma Law and Policy

Bill of Health

The selections feature topics ranging from a discussion of potential pathways to enable government patent use before nonpatent exclusivities expire, to an examination of medical oncologists who receive more than $100,000 annually from pharmaceutical companies, to an analysis of the launch prices of new drugs from 2008-2021. 2022 Jun 16:e1-e5.

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News from the Consumer Technology Association and Withings Further Demonstrates Private Sector’s Role in the Pandemic and Public Health

Health Populi

This week, announcements from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Withings further bolster the case for the private sector bolstering public health in this pandemic…and future ones to come beyond the Age of the Coronavirus. On 27th July, CTA announced the Association’s launch of the Public Health Tech Initiative.

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Systemic Failures Need Systemic Solutions: COVID-19 and Macromedical Regulation

Bill of Health

In Macromedical Regulation , 82 Ohio State Law Journal 727 (2021), we address the nation’s systemic failure to contain an infectious contagion, and we offer solutions by deriving lessons from the 2008 financial contagion. We also recognize that policymakers, specifically the U.S.

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Biosafety Labs, Public Safety, and Politics

Bill of Health

The site search was narrowed to six choices in 2008. By November of 2008, a new President was elected. Shortly before the new Secretary of Health and Human Services was to take office, Kansas was selected as the finalist. So, how did Manhattan, Kansas become the site of the NBAF? billion facility.

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How Comparative Law Can Counter Threats to the ‘Most Successful Global Health Program in Modern History’

Bill of Health

It has subsequently been reauthorized by Republican and Democratic Congresses in 2008, 2013, and 2018 and earned praise as “one of the most successful global health programs in modern history.” And, to be sure, abortion criminalization is antithetical to the goals of public health.