Health Regulation

Judge Suspends Rules Expanding Exemptions to the Contraceptive Mandate

National injunction stops corporations from claiming religious or moral exemptions to birth control coverage.

How FDA Drug Review Contributed to the Opioid Epidemic

Scholars argue that FDA should use larger health data sets in its approval process for high-risk drugs.

Reforming Regulation to Promote Medical Use of Psychedelic Drugs

Expert argues for altering regulations on psychedelic drugs to treat mental illness and addiction.

Once They Are Tested, Can Genes Stay Private?

Scholars argue that increased use of direct-to-consumer genetic testing creates hidden privacy risks.

Supreme Court to Review Notice Requirements for Medicare Payment Rules

Court’s ruling could determine the procedure for changing hospital reimbursement formulas.

How Regulators Can Increase Price Competition in Health Care

Scholars urge regulators to help level the playing field in contracting between health plans and hospitals.

Increasing Vaccination Rates Without Eliminating Nonmedical Exemptions

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

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.

How to Better Regulate Payments to Research Participants

Experts say federal agencies must clarify rules permitting payment to research subjects.

How Regulation Can Improve Surgery

Scholar argues that agencies should collect evidence on surgical procedures to help implement best practices.

Regulating Sober Living Homes

Public officials and sober living home operators dispute whether sober living homes need more oversight.