Sally Satel responds to the New York Times Room for Debate question: Should people in need of a kidney transplant be allowed to pay someone to donate one of theirs, or would that let the rich exploit the poor?
Although further research will be needed on their long-term effects, it is clear that e-cigarettes can play an important harm reduction role. Unfortunately, the proposed regulation threatens to prevent e-cigarettes from playing that role.
Please join AEI as House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller presents a blueprint for reform, followed by a discussion with experts in health care, disability, and public administration.
The NEJM writers offer a reasonable health rationale for eliminating cigarettes from the U.S. Military. If Congress approves this move, then the service branches should permit the use of snus and electronic cigarettes by smoking recruits who want to serve their country.
The department of Veterans Affairs is in the news over a serious scandal. But the focus on VA hospitals obscures a separate but massive problem in the VA’s disability-benefits system, whose function should be to treat and rehabilitate veterans to enhance their ability to work.
Almost all states have laws that either require or permit mental health professionals to disclose information about patients who may become violent. But that duty to warn and protect needs to be broadened.