Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hsieh PJM OpEd: "Avastin and Your Life"

PajamasMedia has just published my latest OpEd, "Avastin and Your Life".

Here is the introduction:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on the verge of taking the highly unusual step of "decertifying" the cancer drug Avastin that it had previously approved.

In addition to sparking concerns that this is another step towards medical rationing, the FDA's proposal will worsen another important but less-frequently recognized danger of government-run health care -- namely, the politicization of health benefits. Both problems will accelerate under ObamaCare unless our politicians repudiate the principle of government-run health care...
(Read the full text of "Avastin and Your Life".)