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Practical Law Guide to Orphan Drug Act (June 2016)

Legislative History The Orphan Drug Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360cc(a), was enacted in 1983 to foster the development of drugs—called orphan drugs—to treat rare diseases or conditions that affect fewer than 200,000 people.  These drugs were “orphaned,” because the comparatively small demand for treatment for any rare disease left pharmaceutical firms with little incentive to […]

These Tests Detect Cancer Earlier, Why Aren’t They More Common?!

“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” — Steve Jobs

“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.”
— Steve Jobs

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Animal Welfare: Proving Better is Possible

Animal Welfare: Proving Better is possible Dear Michael, “We need factory farming to feed the world.” How many times have you heard this? It’s a myth that somehow deeply rooted itself into the global food conversation, but we’re challenging it. I’m excited to share with you all of the things we have done this month […]

Why Flying Today is Such a Miserable Experience

Why Flying Today is Such a Miserable Experience Thu Jan 01, 2015 at 01:55 PM PST Why Airlines Collude To Make Flying As Miserable As Possible by Dartagnan         Few experiences are as universal to Americans as the shared degradation and misery of flying on our nation’s air carriers. These corporate behemoths […]

Memorable Quotations

“Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead to the future.” — Euripides   “It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” — Hippocrates   “We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact […]

Drug Policy in the News:

Drug Policy in the News: National Geographic: Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana’s Secrets Washington Post: How the DEA took a young man’s life savings without ever charging him with a crime Vice: This New England Town Is Trying to Help Opioid Users Instead of Arresting Them NY Times: An Uphill Campaign in Norway to Promote […]

Columbia University Neuroscience Professor: Decriminalize All Drugs

About Carl Hart According to neuroscientist and drug abuse specialist Carl Hart, most of what we have been told about drugs and addiction is wrong. Growing up in an impoverished and predominantly African-American neighborhood of Miami, Carl witnessed and experienced the multitude of factors that lead to addiction. A “combination of choice and chance” led […]

Veterans Medical Marijuana Amendment Passes in Historic Senate Vote

Just today, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bipartisan amendment, 18-12, allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where it’s legal. The amendment, sponsored by Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), is a huge step forward for drug policy reform. Though this amendment only grants doctors this […]