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Jim Pinkerton

I was a domestic policy aide to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. I am now a contributor to the Fox News Channel and to the Fox Forum, and a fellow at the New America Foundation. My home page is JamesPPinkerton.com.
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House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-Mich.) on Cure Strategy by Jim Pinkerton Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Upton statement on committee priorities for the 114th Congress ISSUED BY Fred Upton November 5, 2014 Earlier this year my Democr ... Read on »
The Same Issues as the AIDS Crisis, three decades later by Jim Pinkerton Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This article appears on the front page of the hard-copy of The Washington Post today.  Three decades ago, it was AIDS.  Now, it's a myriad ... Read on »
"Infectious Causation of Disease: An Evolutionary Perspective" by Jim Pinkerton Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Fascinating, important, and provocative piece by Cochran, Ewald, and Cochran, first published in 2000, in Perspectives in Biology ... Read on »
Lloyd Green, Writing in The Daily Beast, Takes Note of the Cure Strategy by Jim Pinkerton Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This article, full of hope for transformative technology, quotes Jim Pinkerton herein Yes, all that will make for great theater in the run-up to November’s con ... Read on »
Fighting Killer Diseases vs. Fighting Gender Disorientation. Connecticut Makes Its Choice. by Jim Pinkerton Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Reuters reports that people are dying of new viruses in Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong .  Which is to say, the next round of contagion , this time in the real w ... Read on »
Peggy Noonan on the Cure Strategy by Jim Pinkerton Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Peggy Noonan, writing in The Wall Street Journal :  There are also the words this year that were most conspicuous by their absence. They're ... Read on »
"New Computer-Designed 'Drug" Prevents AIDS From Replicating" by Jim Pinkerton Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy New Computer-Designed 'Drug' Prevents AIDS From Replicating Is this headline true? false?  If it's even a little bit true, then we can see ... Read on »
We need more antibiotics--now. by Jim Pinkerton Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In the words of The Week's John Aziz :  "If the problem continues to grow, the U.S. and other countries will have to invest a whole lot more in an ... Read on »
MD Anderson's Cancer "Moon Shot" by Jim Pinkerton Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Peter Huber's , The Cure in the Code: How 20th Century Law is Undermining 21st Century Medicine is both provocative and inspiring.   Once again, the Manhattan Ins ... Read on »
Of Pindar and the Politics of Longevity: Larry Page, Meet the Hayflick Limit, Henrietta Lacks and... by Jim Pinkerton Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page is super-smart and super-rich.  Now, he wants to end aging as we know it.  And all of us who are aging should naturally ... Read on »
A hopeful headline--and a spur to action by Jim Pinkerton Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy "Alzheimer’s treatment breakthrough: British scientists pave way for simple pill to cure disease"--that's the headline in The Independent (UK).  Then, ... Read on »
"Google vs. Death" and the Hamiltonian Framework by Jim Pinkerton Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The headline in Time magazine is certainly bold enough: “Google vs. DeathHow CEO Larry Page has transformed the search giant into a factory for moonshots. Our e ... Read on »
Mike Huckabee Talks Cure Strategy by Jim Pinkerton Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy On his "Huckabee" show on Fox News just now, Mike Huckabee said that we need an Apollo Program against disease, or a Manhattan Project.   He didn't shy away from t ... Read on »