Health Policy

Starbucks’ plan to sell alcohol grinds to a halt in SF

Starbucks pulls SF application to sell beer, wine

FDA Announces Stricter Rules on Tanning Beds

CTSI K Scholar Eleni Linos, MD, comments on new rules in NY Times story.

UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium: Unraveling Mysteries of Health-Care Costs

UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy plans to establish a clearinghouse to make information about health-care pricing more accessible to researchers and policymakers.

SF HIP Creates Model for Community Health

SF HIP celebrates early successes and looks toward measurable improvements in health.

The Disease Olympics

CTSI Director Clay Johnston in Nature Medicine's cover story on the contest between disease-specific lobbyists, also referred to as the "disease olympics."

Advocacy's Power and the Disease Olympics

CTSI Director Clay Johnston weighs in for a recent National Geographic story on the rise in advocacy for specific diseases, sometimes called the "disease olympics."

Societal Sugar Control Essential to Public Health

A commentary by UCSF scientists in Nature cites interventions to curb consumption of sugar.

How Many Lives Could a Soda Tax Save?

Research suggests tax on sugary beverages would help prevent disease and save billions.

UCSF Students Pack Classroom to Learn About Health Care Reform

More than 80 students attended the standing-room-only lecture led by Laura Schmidt, Co-Director of UCSF’s C