Health

Increasing Vaccination Rates Without Eliminating Nonmedical Exemptions

States should shift incentives to reduce nonmedical exemptions while respecting the choice not to vaccinate.

New Approach to Affordable Care Act Waivers Causes Controversy

The Trump Administration encourages states to use “innovation waivers” to find new ways to lower costs.

The Medical Marijuana Delusion

Regulation of marijuana has been based on a false distinction for almost a century.

Preserving Clinician Discretion Under Health Privacy Regulation

HIPAA does not stop health care providers from disclosing patient information to provide better care.

“Right to Try” Marks New Era in the Treatment of Terminally Ill Patients

The Right to Try Act represents an important step toward helping dying patients with little recourse.

Can OSHA Regulation Rescue NFL Players?

Scholars argue that OSHA could make the “workplace” for professional football players safer.

Proposed Rule Aims to Make Drug Pricing More Transparent

A proposed requirement to display drug list prices in advertisements draws controversy.

Reducing Information Asymmetry in the American Gun Market

Given the dangers of gun ownership, the firearms industry should be subject to warning label requirements.

Defining “Assault Weapons”

Attempts to regulate “assault weapons” will be futile as long as the term lacks a clear definition.

The Economic Approach to Evaluating Gun Control Policies

An economic approach more fully captures the cost of gun violence than a public health approach.

A Call to Arms Research

Lack of quality data hinders policymakers’ ability to create effective gun regulation.

Gun Regulation Is Costly—and Not the Only Option

Policymakers should deploy strategies beyond regulation to reduce gun-related harm.