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Playing Truth and Consequences with NIH Grants

When it comes to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) funding for medical research, it’s not a matter of truth or consequences. It’s more like truth and unintended consequences. Cheered on by prominent researchers, the NIH has embarked on an…


‘Indirect’ Fat Clogging NIH’s Arteries

In the days before the sequester tightened Washington’s belt, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and several other federal agencies sent up warning shots of just what was at stake. Under the automatic budget cuts intended to put the national…


The Public ROI from Drug Prices

Biopharma is often the scapegoat for the escalating cost of healthcare, especially when it comes to the price of brand drugs. But since it’s hard to put a price on health and a long life, what gets lost in this…