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Oct 1, 2014

High-Priced Drug Treatments – Worth the Cost?

Drug manufacturer Merck recently won approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its new “game-changing” treatment – Keytruda – for late-stage melanoma, a deadly skin cancer.

Oct 1, 2014

Health Prices & Irrational Incentives

Price in health care are a mess, and the discussion about why that is the case is often even more so. Today John Graham of the National Center for Policy Analysis sheds some light on the issue:

Oct 1, 2014

Schools Finding Problems with Longer School Years, Extended Class Time

As most kids headed back to school this August, they found others had never left. More children are in school year-round, or before- and after-hours, or get shorter summer breaks.

Oct 1, 2014

Isaac Orr: Fracking and Football

Heartland Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses Fracking, Football, and How the New Owner of the Buffalo Bills Helps You Pay Your Bills