Month: January 2013

Drug price inflation

In general, technology costs come down over time. Take for example TVs. Large-screen LCD TV’s that were several thousand dollars a few years ago cost less than $1,000 today (declines of 60% over a few years). This happens because: New…

Drug rep marketing vs free speech

A recent case before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the challenges inherent in protecting diverse interests. In this case, the opposing interests are freedom of speech vs restricting drug marketing to FDA-approved indications. First, a little background: In…