20 September 2019

Rod Hunter

The writer, a senior director for international economics on President George W. Bush’s National Security Council, is a senior vice president at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
  • The drug evaluation process in China takes much longer than in developed countries. Photo: Bloomberg

    Stronger regulation good for citizens and economy

    - Dec 15, 2014 8:57am
    When India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, was on the campaign trail, he promised to improve the way the country is governed. Since taking office in May, he has strived to deliver. Recently, he declared that he...
  • Tariffs put critical medicines out of reach for many of the world's poor. Photo: Bloomberg

    Stop taxing the sick

    - Jul 3, 2014 8:17am
    The debate over access to affordable medicines in emerging and developing countries frequently overlooks a critical issue: Governments in these countries routinely slap tariffs and other taxes on vitally important drugs. While these measures tend to...