Health

Yams v. Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving offers chance to explore scientific and regulatory distinctions in popular holiday fare.

How FDA Should Use Its Authority to Regulate Human Cells

FDA should encourage states to be the primary regulators of stem cell procedures.

Curbing Prescription Opioid Abuse Through Insurance Regulation

New study shows regulators have overlooked insurers in tackling the opioid epidemic.

FDA’s Authority to Regulate Off-Label Promotion

Expert argues that federal law gives regulator authority to restrict unauthorized drug uses.

Regulation and the Local Food Movement

New study suggests that cities can encourage local food production and consumption through smarter regulations.

Bolstering Supplement Regulations

Lawyer argues that United States should ramp up regulation of dietary supplements.

Learning from International Agreements and Domestic Missteps

Scholar argues U.S.-China trade agreements fill regulatory gaps left by both countries.

Regulating the “Kidney Club”

Scholar finds that many citizens are comfortable with providing financial incentives to living organ donors.

Promoting Health Goals in a Self-Regulating Industry

Scholar suggests ways to make self-regulation of the Australian food industry more effective.

When Public Health Abuses Public Funds

The Supreme Court declines to resolve issue of whether state hospitals can be sued for false insurance claims.

Encouraging Customization and Courtroom Claims in Long-term Care

Controversial rule promotes personal care and bars forced arbitration in long-term health care.

Successfully Protecting Public Insurance from Fraud

Health care fraud program reports billions of taxpayer dollars returned to federal health funds.