Disintermediation

Publications

Pharmacy Access to Contraception in Massachusetts
Courtney Joslin & Nicolas John

BACKGROUND

In Massachusetts, nearly one-third of women of reproductive age use short-acting hormonal contraception such as transdermal patches, birth control injections or birth control pills. The…

Cronyism in the contact lens market is tough to kill
Courtney Joslin

Regulatory reformers know that, once protectionism is embedded in regulation, it is tough to weed it out. The latest example is the resurrected debate over patient rights to contact lens prescription…

Coalition Letter Supporting FTC’s Updated Contact Lens Rule
C. Jarrett Dieterle

Dear Chair Lowey, Ranking Member Granger, Chair Quigley, Ranking Member Graves and Distinguished Members of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee,

We write today as a…

, Federal Trade Commission
Contact Lens Rule
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Federal Trade Commission:

Commenter response to the Commission’s proposal in the SNPRM was varied. Some commenters applauded the proposed amendments as improvements to the prior…

Pandemic, research demonstrate the need for expanded birth control access
Marc Hyden

Social media has been littered with self-styled experts who have speculated that roughly nine months following the institution of the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, there will be a baby boom. What…

New Contraceptive Toolkit Offers Clear Information During Uncertain Times
Courtney Joslin

As many doctors’ offices temporarily closed their doors and hospitals began new procedures for seeing patients during the pandemic, Americans’ options for accessing health care services became…

A Victory in Virginia for Birth Control Access
Courtney Joslin

Amidst the pandemic headlines, you may have missed that in April, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law a bill allowing pharmacists to dispense self-administered birth control (like pills…

The Case for Over the Counter Birth Control on Guam
Anthony Lamorena

The people of Guam are no strangers to deadly viruses. Throughout the years, Guam has experienced its fair share of hardship thanks to the SARS and H1N1 viruses. But unlike these past outbreaks, the…

Bipartisan coalition letter on vision care during the pandemic
Courtney Joslin

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Chair Lowey, Chair Pallone, Ranking Member Granger, Ranking Member Walden, and distinguished members of the House,

As America confronts the COVID-19 pandemic,…

, R Street Institute
Event: Bipartisan Solutions for Birth Control Access
Courtney Joslin

From R Street Institute:

In recent years, Congress members have turned to the FDA to advocate for over-the-counter birth control, progress has been slow. However, there are important measures…