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Don't Only Blame Mylan for $600 EpiPens

We should be anything but surprised at the sky-high prices we now see for prescription drugs. In the past several weeks, the public’s attention has focused on Mylan and its 400% EpiPen price increase since 2009. Yet EpiPens are not—by a long shot—the only drugs that have sparked recent outrage due…

More people can ask for help in dying, but very few do

Anyone who feared that making physician-assisted suicide legal would lead to an onslaught of assisted deaths can relax. A new study led by University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel finds that only a tiny fraction of the dying want help speeding up the process. However, Emanuel is concerned about the reasons…

Doctor Outlines Plan to Battle Antibiotic Resistance in 'The Washington Post'

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Ezekiel Emanuel, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, about his opinion piece in the Washington Post that argues the cheap price of antibiotics has led to…

How Well is the Affordable Care Act Doing? Reasons for Optimism

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now 6 years old. Fair-minded people want to know whether the ACA is succeeding. Even more important is the question of how it will do in the future. The context of the ACA’s past is important for understanding its future. The ACA narrowly passed. A…

Why a constitutional originalist would reject the GOP’s delay, delay, delay tactics

A controversy has erupted over whether the Senate should consider anyone President Obama nominates to the Supreme Court to replace my friend Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly Saturday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and others argue that, because it’s an election year, the…

2015 Influencers in Aging: Zeke Emanuel

Meet Next Avenue’s 2015 Influencers in Aging. These 50 thought leaders, innovators, writers, advocates, experts and others are changing how we age and think about aging. --- Dr. Zeke Emanuel, an oncologist, author and medical ethicist, is a provocateur who suggests we skip our annual physical and ask ourselves if we…

The Solution to Drug Prices

WE’RE paying too much for prescription drugs. The price for cancer drugs like Yervoy, Opdivo and Keytruda routinely exceeds $120,000 a year. Some other specialty drugs have even higher prices. Cerezyme for Gaucher disease costs about $300,000 per year for life. Kalydeco for cystic fibrosis also costs about $300,000 per year.…

Penn's Emanuel on high priced drugs, high priced technology, including Penn's

Ezekiel Emanuel, chair of the department of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania, is not afraid of delivering difficult news. Speaking to biotech and health executives at an invitation-only event Monday in Philadelphia, he said he was invited as a counter balance to other speakers, whom he…

Reinventing American Health Care by Ezekiel J. Emanuel

The definitive story of American health care today—its causes, consequences, and confusions. In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. It was the most extensive reform of America’s health care system since at least the creation of Medicare in 1965, and maybe ever. The ACA was controversial and…

Online Course: The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Health Care Reform

Starting Monday, May 4th 2015, the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy is offering a new online course via Coursera: "The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Health Care Reform," taught by Ezekiel Emanuel. Click the sign up button below to learn more about this free online course. Course…