Archive for 2009

Perspectives on the Kyoto Prize

This is my initial response to the Kyoto Prize, which I was able to attend on a fellowship from Point Loma Nazarene University. For more details on the Kyoto Prize see my previous post. I had an opportunity to interact with each of the laureates, and focused on the question of how it was that […]

Is the practice of medicine impeding medical innovation?

At a recent event on the comparative advantages of small molecule vs. biologic drugs, several themes emerged which led me to re-examine the question of whether the practice of medicine is capable of keeping pace with medical innovation. As mentioned in a previous post, the majority of patients receiving the personalized medicine drug Herceptin had […]

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