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Oct 03, 2019, 08:48 ET New Biosimilars Study Shows Massive State and Taxpayer Savings Possible by Expanding Biosimilars Market

Biosimilars have the opportunity to bring significant savings to state Medicaid programs and consumers with commercial insurance according to a new...


Aug 15, 2019, 08:34 ET New Study: State and Local Tax Deduction "Makes it Rain" in California, Paid for by Taxpayers in Tax States

A new study released today by the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute, a California-based free market think tank, found that capping the State and ...


Jul 11, 2019, 08:47 ET New Issue Brief: Increased Use of Biosimilars Could Bring Billions in Savings for Patients, Providers, Taxpayers

Biosimilars have the potential to realize billions in savings for the health care system if reforms are enacted to incent their market share to grow, ...


Jun 26, 2019, 08:48 ET New PRI Poll: Despite High Costs, Americans Support Potential of Innovative Gene Therapies to Cure Difficult-to-Treat Diseases

A new poll from the California-based nonpartisan think tank, the Pacific Research Institute (PRI), shows that Americans overwhelmingly support...


Jun 12, 2019, 08:43 ET Much-Publicized Report on Financial Returns on Cancer Treatments Contains Significant Flaws and Biases, Finds New Center for Medical Economics and Innovation Brief

The World Health Organization (WHO) is advocating that the price of cancer treatments are excessive, but its report that justifies this conclusion...


May 22, 2019, 08:43 ET New Study Finds ESG Funds Underperform Broader Investment Funds Over Long-Term

ESG funds that champion environmental and social causes have historically underperformed funds investing in the broader market over the long-term, so ...


Apr 23, 2019, 08:43 ET PRI Launches New Center for Medical Economics and Innovation

California-based nonpartisan think tank the Pacific Research Institute today announced the launch of a new Center for Medical Economics and...


Apr 08, 2019, 08:46 ET Just Released: New Book Shows Parents and Students are Choosing Diversity When Enrolling in Charter Schools

One of the key traits that distinguishes charter schools from traditional public schools is the diversity of educational experiences promoted by the...


Apr 04, 2019, 08:36 ET New Study: Costly Regulations Hurt Entrepreneurship, Reform Needed to 'Break Down Barriers' for Jobs, Innovation

Costly regulations serve as a barrier to entrepreneurship, small business growth, innovation, and job opportunities to lift people into the middle...


Feb 20, 2019, 08:45 ET Facing $22 Trillion National Debt, New PRI Report Shows How "15 Percent Solution" Can Cut Debt, Grow Economy

On the heels of the news that the national debt has surpassed $22 trillion, the Pacific Research Institute today recommended reforms to bring...


Jan 25, 2019, 08:33 ET PRI Releases "Welcome to Change" School Choice Documentary on Groundbreaking SF School Serving At-Risk Youth

As California celebrates National School Choice Week (January 20-26), the Pacific Research Institute today released a new mini-documentary called...


Dec 06, 2018, 08:00 ET New Report Shows California/New York Approach to Fighting Global Warming Hurts Working Class and Minority Communities

The big government approach to fighting 'global warming' taken by California and New York hits working class and minority communities the hardest, a...


Oct 09, 2018, 08:36 ET New PRI Study: Congress Has Some Unfinished Business -Acting to Repeal the Medical Device Tax

The controversial medical device tax hurts doctors, patients and manufacturers and should be repealed by Congress – according a new study released...


Jun 06, 2018, 08:37 ET New Study: Patients, Employers and Taxpayers Could Save Significantly if Barriers to Biosimilars Removed

A new study released today by the Pacific Research Institute found that, by removing barriers holding back the increased use of biosimilars, savings...


May 03, 2018, 08:40 ET How Much Should We Spend? New PRI Report Offers the 15% Solution

In the aftermath of a record $1.3 trillion federal spending deal, the latest report in the Pacific Research Institute's Beyond the New Normal series...


Apr 18, 2018, 07:39 ET New Study: Patients Could Save Time and Money If Neighborhood Pharmacies Can Administer More Vaccines

Patients could save time and money if federal law is reformed to allow pharmacists to administer all CDC recommended vaccines, a new study released...


Mar 06, 2018, 08:40 ET Sally Pipes Releases New Book: The False Promise of Single-Payer Health Care

As the political drumbeat for single-payer health care rises, PRI's Sally Pipes today released a new book that makes the case against it: The False...


Feb 13, 2018, 08:35 ET Government Electric Car Subsidies Are 'Costly Subsidies for the Rich', Finds New Study

Generous, taxpayer-funded subsidies for electric car purchases have become just another costly subsidy benefitting the rich, finds a new study...


Feb 02, 2018, 08:40 ET New PRI Study: Breaking Down Barriers in Insurance Markets Would Benefit Consumers, Expand Job Opportunities

According to a new study released today by the Pacific Research Institute, victims of the recent natural disasters in the United States could face...


Jan 16, 2018, 08:45 ET Expanding School Choice, Improving Digital Learning, Increasing Campus Safety Top New "American Education Agenda"

Expanding and increasing funding for school choice programs, creating a stronger classroom environment for digital learning, and ensuring every child ...


Dec 13, 2017, 17:14 ET New Study: Well-Meaning Drug Discount Program Encourages Hospitals to Profit Rather than Effectively Serve Poor

A new study released today by the Pacific Research Institute finds that a program to give discounted prescription drugs to poor Americans is riddled...


Jul 14, 2017, 08:30 ET New Study: Californians Would Pay $1.9 Billion More for Insurance If Congress Passes Border Adjustment Tax

Californians would face $1.9 billion in higher insurance costs if Congress passes a border adjustment tax as part of federal tax reform, according to ...


Apr 24, 2017, 08:30 ET New Study Finds Trump, Congress Can Restore Strong Growth Rates Through Pro-Growth Policies

America's economy can return to the days of 3 percent and higher annual growth rates if Washington embraces pro-growth economic policies, concludes...


Mar 06, 2017, 07:40 ET New Study Reveals Impact of Government Policy on Nation's Economic Problems

The Pacific Research Institute today released the latest installment of its Beyond the New Normal series, proposing a reorganization of current...


Feb 09, 2017, 07:40 ET Does More Government Spending Boost the Economy? New PRI Study Finds Overspending Doesn't Create Jobs, Takes Away Investment in Private-Sector

Challenging the status quo thinking that more government spending boosts the economy, a new report released today by the Pacific Research Institute...