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Overdose: Richard Epstein on the Pharmaceutical Industry

a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300116640?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0300116640″img src=”http://instapundit.com/archives2/images/epsteinoverdosecov.jpg” align=right border=0 width=”105″ height=”160″ //aUniversity of Chicago Professor of Law Richard Epstein, author of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0300116640?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0300116640″emOverdose: How Excessive Government Regulation Stifles Pharmaceutical Innovation/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0300116640″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / talks with us about the impact of universal health care on drug research, why pharmaceutical companies are treated almost as badly as the tobacco industry and why there is no outcry for the thousands of people who are denied drugs by the FDA and die. It’s easy for politicians and pundits to make simplistic statements about “compassion,” universal healthcare and the evils of drug companies but much more difficult to understand and discuss in depth what impact government regulation would have on drug innovation, research and distribution. If you want to hear more than phony platitudes about the evils of drug companies put out by the media and other agenda-driven groups, take a listen. br /br /You can listen directly (no downloading needed) by a href=”http://politicscentral.com/2007/08/22/the_glenn_and_helen_show_richa.php”going here/a and clicking on the gray Flash player. You can download the file directly and listen at your leisure by a href=”http://richmedia.pjmedia.com/audio/politicscentral/glenn_helen_show/20070823-Epstein.mp3″clicking right here./a And you can get a lo-fi version suitable for dialup by going a href=”http://politicscentral.com/2007/08/22/the_glenn_and_helen_show_richa.php”here/a and selecting “lo-fi.” As always, you can get a a href=”http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=116559643s=143441″free subscription via iTunes/a and never miss another episode. You can’t beat free.br /br /This podcast is brought to you by a href=”http://volvocars.us”Volvo USA./a Music is by a href=”http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=110478926s=143441″Mobius Dick./a