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 •  February 7

San Francisco has more than 20,000 injection-drug users. Injection sites are an innovation that can reduce fatal overdoses by addicts and accidental needle sticks on the streets. But San Francisco, along with other major cities, is on track to do just that — and the plan makes sense. It’s a real-world answer that can lessen a runaway problem,...

San Francisco Chronicle

 •  May 4, 2017

Why is drug price transparency legislation like the wolf in “Little Red Riding Hood”? It was because the wolf was pretending to be something he was not. Equally, there is state legislation that is pretending to be about transparency in drug pricing when it is really about limiting the profitability of biotech firms. That kind of government control...

San Francisco Chronicle

 •  April 19, 2017

Big Pharma is everywhere. Ads for the latest and greatest “lifestyle” drugs clog our magazines and spill out of our TVs. Every ailment is now a disease with a name and a medication to match. The truth is, we can’t avoid Big Pharma because it’s the only game in town. Thanks to government-authorized monopoly protections, we have no choice but to pay...