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Dr. Paul Howard, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Food and Drug Administrator Dr. Margaret Hamburg is stepping down at the end of March after nearly six years on the job. Chief Scientist Dr. Stephen Ostroff will serve as interim commissioner until a full-time replacement is found. What sort of legacy is Hamburg leaving behind? Dr. Paul Howard, a health policy expert and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some insight.

Tags: Paul Howard , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , FDA , Margaret Hamburg , Stephen Ostroff

Monday - 02/09/2015, 09:08am EST

Yevgeniy Feyman, Fellow, Manhattan Institute

The Veterans Affairs Department has paid out $200 million in wrongful death suits to 1,000 families over the past decade. That number brings up questions about the quality of care in VA centers. VA says it investigates every preventable death. It says they represent a tiny fraction of the people who receive care at its medical centers. Yevgeniy Feyman is a fellow at the Manhattan Institute specializing in health care policy. He told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how VA's death rates compare with all hospitals.

Tags: Yevgeniy Feyman , Veterans Affairs , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 10:47am EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- Sept. 21, 2012

Gadi Dechter of the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Diana Furchgott-Roth of the Manhattan Institute discuss the next four years under an Obama or Romney administration. David Mao, a law librarian at the Library of Congress, talks about the library's new website.

Tags: Gadi Dechter , Diana Furchtgott-Roth , American Progress Action Fund , David Mao , Library of Congress , , , Federal Drive , Technology , Congress

Friday - 09/21/2012, 10:30am EDT

What tort costs mean to your job

Tort litigation does do some good, and it does deter some bad behavior. The problem is that it deters a lot of good behavior, too.

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Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 09:40am EST