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Blair Horner: Shopping Smart For Medicines

Aug 3, 2020

The crisis in the cost of medicines in America is well-known.  Americans spend more on prescription drugs — about $1,200 per person per year — than spent anywhere else in the world.  The prices can be staggeringly high.  For example, newly-approved cancer drugs in the U.S. can cost $10,000 a month.  

An Anniversary Of A Public Health Achievement

Jul 30, 2018

We live in an age in which it seems we’re surrounded by government mendacity, incompetence, and corruption.  Of course, there are legitimate reasons we all feel that way as we see the antics at the national and state levels.

  New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will vacate his post by next week. Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle will serve as interim speaker until an election for the post is held on February 10. So, who will be the next Speaker?

We discuss the contenders with Legislative Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, Blair Horner.

Blair Horner: Lessons From New York's Casino Vote

Nov 11, 2013

Election Day was a big one for the governor and other supporters of adding casinos in New York State.  The proposition, which passed with 57% of the vote, will mean New York will add up to seven casinos in a state that already has nine racetracks with video-lottery terminals and five casinos located on Native America reservations.

Cancer is a horrible word.  Everyone is affected, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get a cancer diagnosis in their lifetimes.  Everyone is affected – either personally or when it impacts someone they love.