Three years ago today, we launched the Bill of Health blog to create a one-stop-shop for readers interested in news, commentary, and scholarship in the fields of health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics. We have been thrilled at the blog’s success and reach so far.
A few quick stats:
- We have 90 contributors from 49 institutions around the globe.
- More than 350,000 unique visitors from more than 200 countries have visited the blog since it was first launched.
- The blog gets more than 17,000 page views per month.
- We’ve clocked in over 2,000 blog posts covering a wide range of topics:
- Health insurance, health care finance, health care reform
- Reproductive health and rights
- Pharmaceutical regulation
- Food safety and regulation
- Human subjects research
- Personhood and animal rights
- General health law, policy, and bioethics
As a sample, here are the top five most viewed posts from each academic year:
2012 – 2013
- The High Cost of Health Care: Why Some Pay $240 for a $9 Bottle of Pills, by Jonathan Darrow
- Finasteride as an FDA-Approved Baldness Remedy: Is It Effective?, by Jonathan Darrow
- Liability for Failure to Vaccinate, by Arthur Caplan
- Discrimination in the Doctor-Patient Relationship, by Holly F. Lynch
- At $28,000 a Dose, How Effective Is Acthar?, by Jonathan Darrow
2013 – 2014
- Capsule Endoscopy Instead of Colonoscopy? The FDA Approves the PillCam COLON, by Jonathan Darrow
- Taking China’s Food Safety Problem Seriously (I), by Ching-Fu Lin
- Medical Marijuana Delivery May Not Be As “Eazy” As It Seems, by Arielle Lusardi
- Taking China’s Food Safety Problem Seriously (II), by Ching-Fu Lin
- Ethical Concerns, Conduct and Public Policy for Re-Identification and De-identification Practice: Part 3, by Daniel Barth-Jones
2014 – 2015
- Highlights from the 21st Century Cures Act, by Rachel Sachs
- Savior Siblings in the United States, by Zachary Shapiro
- New browser app shines light on conflicts of interest, by Christine Baugh
- A New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug at What Price?, by Kate Greenwood
- Pain on the Brain: A Week of Guest Posts on Pain Neuroimaging & Law by Amanda C. Pustilnik
Thanks to our many contributors – and to our readers! We look forward to many more years of growth. And always, if you have any comments or suggestions, make sure to send them our way: email@example.com. Happy reading!