Articles by Sally C. Pipes

Nationalizing Compassion: The Canadian Free Lunch

There are, sadly, no free lunches. That eternal truth is the beginning of wisdom with respect to the view of some that a Canadian-style system of national (read: bureaucratized) health insurance is the answer for the problems and growing... Read More

Where This Angell Should Have Feared to Tread

No one would pay much attention to the views of an economist with respect, say, to the causes of heart disease. Why then are prominent physicians accorded prime-time attention when they pontificate on the economics of pharmaceutical development? That... Read More

Health Care and the Uninsured

Now that Washington has promised America's seniors subsidized pills, politicians have turned their focus to the uninsured. The presidential campaign season has produced a flurry of plans to solve, forever, the problem of the uninsured. This isn't going to... Read More

Border Crossings

Editor's note: This is the last of a four-part series.   A lot has been made by some U.S. politicians about elderly Americans crossing the border into Canada to buy medications because they are cheaper there. Little attention, though, is... Read More

Outta Control

Editor's note: This article is the third in a series.   The world is in the midst of a "third revolution" in pharmaceutical drugs that is both saving lives and improving their quality.   Today, incurable Hodgkin's lymphoma has... Read More

"The Best Medicine the 1970s Can Provide"

Editor's note: This article is the second in a four-part series.   In 1998, The Toronto Star reported that St. Joseph's Health Centre in London, Ontario, was renting access to its MRI machine to veterinarians for after-hours use on pets... Read More

Woe, Canada

Editor's note: This is the first of a four-part series on the Canadian health insurance and care system.   On the first Monday after the first Sunday of the National Football League season, four Arizona Cardinal players had MRIs (magnetic... Read More

Last-Minute Menace

The California legislature's greatest hits of last minute legislating include the 1996 botched restructuring of the electricity industry that helped, in part, to put the state in its current fiscal condition. This year's crew is seeking to surpass that boondoggle.. Read More

Chill Pill

"Closed markets invite monopolistic abuse, punish consumers and mock free enterprise," writes Indiana Republican Rep. Dan Burton in the Indianapolis Star. "Free markets for prescription drugs, as for most other products, work." Burton has a point. The United States Read More

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