Peter Pitts


Understanding CRISPR

The debate over CRISPR-based engineering is generally framed from an ethical and scientific perspective. The economic dimension is often overlooked.

Scott Gottlieb’s Predictable Imaginarium

Scott Gottlieb’s still nascent tenure as Food and Drud Administration commissioner has, to date, been defined by two terms not generally associated with the agency that regulates more than a third of the U.S. economy — predictability and imagination.

ICER Perpetuates the Opioid Crisis

Last year, a week before Christmas in Kernville, Pa., 5-month-old Summer Chambers died in her crib from dehydration and starvation. Her parents — Jason Chambers, 27, and Chelsea Cardaro, 19 — had died about four days earlier from a non-abuse-deterrent opioid overdose.