News & Media: 2014

Dec 8, 2014

Philipson in Forbes: Are Europeans Spending Too Little on Health Care?

In Tomas Philipson's latest Forbes commentary, "Are Europeans Spending Too Little on Health Care Compared to the US," he weighs survival rates compared to spending ratios for each system, illustrating some common misconceptions.

To read the complete article, please click here.

Nov 19, 2014

PHE's Goldman, Lakdawalla and Chandra in Harvard Business Review/New England Journal of Medicine

PHE Partners Dana Goldman and Darius Lakdawalla, along with Chief Scientific Officer Amitabh Chandra, offer their perspective on health care cost vs. value in a new article featured as a collaboration between the Harvard Business Review and The New England Journal of Medicine: "It's Easier to Me ...

Nov 17, 2014

PHE Senior Economist Snider Quoted in CNN Money

PHE's Senior Research Economist Julia Thornton Snider was quoted in CNN Money, commenting on her recent study establishing that people aged 65 and older, who were being treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the hospital and received nutrition treatment (oral nutrition suppl ...

Nov 10, 2014

Philipson in Forbes: "Why No One On This Planet Has Health Insurance"

In Tomas Philipson's latest Op-Ed, he illustrates how medical innovation is the key to true "health insurance."

To read the article, please click here.

Nov 6, 2014

Dana Goldman's Forbes Guest Commentary: Give Vets Platinum Plans

In a special Forbes guest commentary by PHE Founding Partner Dana Goldman (along with co-author Martin Krieger), Dr. Goldman suggests that the VA would save money by offering veterans a private insurance-based platinum health plan.

To read the complete commentary, please click here.

Oct 31, 2014

UAE Cancer Congress 2014 Features Presentation by Tomas Philipson

On October 31st, the UAE Cancer Congress 2014 (held at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE) welcomed Tomas Philipson as he addressed the state of healthcare technology assessement worldwide.

Dr. Philipson's presentation, part of the Introduction to Health Economics and Emerging Opportunities for the Mi ...

Oct 28, 2014

Philipson Participates in CanceRX Forum: Economics of Biomedical Innovation

On October 28th, 2014 PHE Founding Partner Tomas Philipson participated in the CanceRX conference, hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  The invitation-only conference, focusing on new approached to commercializing biomedical research, spanned two days and included Dr. Philipson' ...

Oct 22, 2014

Darius Lakdawalla Quoted In Washington Post Blog

In Jason Millman's recent Washington Post blog, PHE Founding Partner Darius Lakdawalla was quoted on the subject of drug costs: "Why Extremely Expensive Drugs Are Often Worth the Cost."

To read the complete blog, click here.

Oct 6, 2014

Philipson In Forbes: Myths About Cancer Care

Tomas Philipson's latest Op-Ed in Forbes addresses some common misrepresentations in the policy community about cancer care in the US.

To read the complete article, please click here.

Sep 19, 2014

Philipson In Forbes: Innovation and the Obesity Epidemic

In Tomas Philipson's latest Op-Ed for Forbes, he examines how innovation has impacted Obesity in the US.

To read his column, please click here.

Sep 12, 2014

Tomas Philipson Panelist in TEDMED 2014 Event

On September 11, 2014 in Washington DC, Tomas Philipson participated in a TEDMED-associated panel addressing the enabling power of health and its ability to drive economic acheivement and progress.

In addition to Dr. Philipson, panelists included Ramanan Laxminarayan, Director and Senior Fello ...

Sep 8, 2014

Philipson Participates in 21st Century Cures Roundtable

On September 5th, 2014 Tomas Philipson was an invited panelist at the 21st Century Cures Roundtable, held in Springfield, IL on the campus of Southern Illinois University's School of Medicine. The roundtable, hosted by US Representatives John Shimkus (R-IL) and Rodney Davis (R-IL), assembled pat ...

Aug 18, 2014

Philipson in Forbes: "A Dangerous Race To The Bottom In Biotechnology"

Tomas Philipson's latest commentary examines the current debate surrounding whether to allow differential naming of similar biologic products. What if Coke and Pepsi were forced to call their product "Copsi?"

To read the complete commentary, please click here.

Aug 15, 2014

PHE's MacEwan Featured in London School of Economics Policy Blog

PHE economist Joanna MacEwan and coauthor's recent publication on the public cost of obesity in the U.S. was featured on the London School of Economics and Political Science's policy blog: “Obesity imposes a burden of over $166 billion on Medicare and Medicaid in the United States.”

To vi ...

Aug 8, 2014

Dana Goldman Featured in New Film: "The Healthspan Imperative"

PHE Founding Partner Dana Goldman is featured in a new film produced by the The Alliance for Aging Research, entitled "The Healthspan Imperative." Featuring narration from Martha Stewart, the film focuses on the so-called "Silver Tsunami" of baby boomers now reaching retirement age, and the impl ...

Jul 23, 2014

Join PHE Partner Dana Goldman for WSJ Live Twitter Chat on Tuesday, July 29th

We invite you to join PHE Founding Partner Dana Goldman as he live tweets in association with The Wall Street Journal and its Pharmalot blog, moderated by Ed Silverman. The live tweet session will commence at 5pm PDT on July 29th-- just use #pharmalotchat to join the session. The focus of this l ...

Jul 10, 2014

Philipson In Forbes: "Reward Innovation"

PHE Partner Tomas Philipson's latest Op-Ed in Forbes (with his co-author, PHE Senior Principal Consultant and former FDA Chairman Andrew von Eschenbach): "Innovation Needs To Be Rewarded"


Jun 9, 2014

PHE's Amitabh Chandra in NY Times: "How To Pay For Only The Health Care You Want"

PHE's Chief Scientific Officer Amitabh Chandra, along with his co-author Austin Frakt, contribute a new commentary in the New York Times: "How To Pay For Only The Health Care You Want."

To read the complete article, please click here.

Jun 6, 2014

Philipson in Forbes: "Scapegoating Shinseki Will Not Solve The Problem"

Tomas Philipson's latest Op-Ed points out the underlying problem facing the Veteran Health Administration.

To read the complete commentary, please click here.

May 26, 2014

Find PHE At ISPOR 2014: Booth 62/63/78/79

Look for PHE at ISPOR Montreal, with posters and presentations defining the health care economics discussion, including the latest perspective on the ACA:


Tuesday, June 3rd | Location: R2

Poster Display Hours: 8:30am-2:15pm, Author Discussion: 1:15pm-2:15pm

“Th ...

May 25, 2014

PHE's Chandra and Sood Cited in Obama's 2014 Economic Report of the President

For the second consecutive year, PHE has been cited in Obama's Economic Report of the President. PHE Chief Scientific Advisor Amitabh Chandra and Principal Consultant Neeraj Sood were both cited in the recently released 2014 Economic Report of the President.

Dr. Chandra was cited several times ...

May 13, 2014

An Economic Giant Departs: Gary Becker 1930-2014

Tomas Philipson pays tribute to colleague and Nobel Prize winning economics pioneer Gary Becker in a special column.

Read the tribute here.