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June 15, 2009
  By David M. Herszenhorn, Health care legislation will dominate the agenda in Congress this week, with the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee scheduled to begin detailed work on... Read more
June 11, 2009
By Tom Curry, Whether President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats succeed in crafting health insurance legislation may depend as much on faceless analysts in the Congressional Budget Office as... Read more
June 10, 2009
By Aliya Sternstein, Advocates of a research method to uncover optimal medical treatments are urging policymakers to build a sophisticated network that would look for patterns in clinical trial... Read more
June 5, 2009
By Noam N. Levey, Senate Democrats and the White House are stepping up preparations to overhaul the nation's healthcare system without the ailing Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), a politically and... Read more
May 29, 2009
By Edward M. Kennedy, OVER THE LAST YEAR, I've seen our healthcare system up close. I've benefitted from the best of medicine, but I've also witnessed the frustration and outrage of patients and... Read more
May 28, 2009
By, Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., and Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D. A little more than a century ago, concerned about the potential dangers of food preservatives such as formaldehyde, Congress passed,... Read more
May 27, 2009
By Cathy Kelly, A group of moderate House Democrats introduced legislation on Comparative Effectiveness Research May 19th that includes new language aimed specifically at limiting the influence of... Read more
May 20, 2009
By, Carmen Phillips. It doesn’t take a randomized clinical trial, the joke goes, to prove that it’s unwise to leap from an airplane without a parachute. However, randomized clinical trials have been... Read more
May 19, 2009
The Senate yesterday confirmed President Obama's pick to oversee food and drug safety, areas that are vital to consumers and are widely seen as critically needing improvement.   Margaret Hamburg, a... Read more
May 18, 2009
By Peter R. Orszag, This week confirmed two important facts -- that health-care costs are the key to our fiscal future, and that even doctors and hospitals agree that substantial efficiency... Read more