Comments on: Finding Obamacare’s authors; assessing J&J’s CEO culpability; and grading Chris Christie http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/11/12/finding-obamacares-authors-assessing-j-and-grading-chris-christie/ Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: 2Borknot2B http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/11/12/finding-obamacares-authors-assessing-j-and-grading-chris-christie/comment-page-1/#comment-478 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:38:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1215#comment-478 J&J was just following industry standards. It is called “off label use.” The pharma industry gets FDA approval for a pill to address a specific symptomology. It is cheaper to measure narrow outcomes and easier to produce the research papers. Then the reps promote “off label use” to the physicians at the spa or over dinner. On the other hand Risperdal is a excellent tool if prescribed and used appropriately. This drug can also cause life long side effects with a single use, and is way over prescribed.

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By: QuietThinker http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/11/12/finding-obamacares-authors-assessing-j-and-grading-chris-christie/comment-page-1/#comment-477 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:43:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1215#comment-477 @tmc Steven Brill did write a whole story, see his TIME magazine article “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us” earlier this year. This is the longest single author article ever published by TIME, and is arguably the most important single news article of the current millennium. The massive research that went into this article undoubtedly hampered his ability to research other topics in depth.

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By: musicman495 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/11/12/finding-obamacares-authors-assessing-j-and-grading-chris-christie/comment-page-1/#comment-475 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:27:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1215#comment-475 If and when Christie decides to run, there will be 200 reporters descending on Trenton – not 2. And most will start with the skeletons in Christie’s closet discussed in the pages of Double Down.

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By: monTalksBSWalks http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/11/12/finding-obamacares-authors-assessing-j-and-grading-chris-christie/comment-page-1/#comment-474 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:34:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1215#comment-474 Govt legislation is poorly written in other areas as well. The various docs around the Home Affordable Mortgage Program(which easily are more than a 1000 pages would be my guess) are poorly(and poor is putting it nicely) written. So are CFPB regulations.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/11/12/finding-obamacares-authors-assessing-j-and-grading-chris-christie/comment-page-1/#comment-473 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:30:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1215#comment-473 The story I’d like to see is Steven Brill actually writing a whole story instead of just asking the questions.

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