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  • Paperback: 106 pages
  • Publisher: LearningWhatWorks, Inc.; 2 edition (November 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988596903
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988596900
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,049,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Bartley J. Madden retired as a Managing Director of Credit Suisse/Holt after a career in money management and investment research that included the founding of Callard Madden & Associates. During his career, he developed the CFROI valuation framework that is widely used today by money management firms worldwide. Madden is currently an independent researcher and a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). His research focuses on knowledge building and wealth creation as opposite sides of the same coin, and also on the application of systems thinking to public policy. His work on knowledge building is summarized in the YouTube video "Management's Worldview." His work in finance and systems thinking is summarized in his book Wealth Creation: A Systems Mindset for Building and Investing in Businesses for the Long Term. And his work in public policy has resulted in the Free To Choose Medicine plan, which was developed in journal articles published in Regulation, Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals, and Medical Hypotheses. For further background and details about his research, see http://www.LearningWhatWorks.com

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Bartley J. Madden retired as a Managing Director of Credit Suisse/HOLT after a career in money management and investment research that included the founding of Callard Madden & Associates. His early research led to the development of the CFROI valuation framework that is used today by money management firms worldwide.

Madden's current research focuses on knowledge building and wealth creation as opposite sides of the same coin. His work on knowledge building is summarized in the YouTube video "Reconstructing Your Worldview" and in the book Reconstructing You Worldview: The Four Core Beliefs You Need To Solve Complex Problems. And his view on the role of capitalism in making the world a better place is the subject of a forthcoming book and described in the YouTube video "Capitalism and Management's Core Responsibilities." Madden's work in finance and systems thinking is summarized in his book, Wealth Creation: A Systems Mindset for Building and Investing in Businesses for the Long Term. For more on these topics visit his website www.LearningWhatWorks.com.

Madden's proposal to restructure the Food and Drug Administration is presented in his book, Free To Choose Medicine: Better Drugs Sooner at Lower Cost, which was developed in journal articles in Regulation, Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals, and Medical Hypotheses. At the present time, the core Free To Choose Medicine principles of consumer choice and competition for the FDA are being implemented by various state governments via Right To Try legislation that is designed to enable patients, fighting life-threatening illnesses, to access not-yet-approved drugs.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marie on November 28, 2012
Format: Paperback
If you read the first edition, the second will wow you with its clarity as well as the progress that has been made to help everyone get access to medicines you or your family may need. Since the first edition, author Madden has worked with the experts in all fields, incorporated their special knowledge, and responded to their concerns, offering solutions that deal with working through all the practical details of putting this plan into motion, and that fit perfectly into his better health for all of us congressional bill. Madden's creativity and logic are crystal clear in this book. What I like most of all about the second edition is that Madden doesn't just bring an issue to our attention, then leave us hanging, or just make a call to action and let us wonder what exactly we could do that would make a difference. He makes specific suggestions about little and big actions each of us can make to get this well explained plan moving, so the end result can be that any American who wants to can have more choices for their better health. This edition shows Madden has worked tirelessly to move the quality and pace of health care out of yesteryear and into today. And lower the cost of medicine in addition.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By O. R. Thomas on December 11, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
On a most personal note, I lost my wife, Carol Ann, to brain cancer. Her death might have been prevented by access to the most innovative not-yet-FDA-approved drugs that would be made possible by Free To Choose Medicine. These hidden tragic deaths receive little to no publicity compared to much more publicized events when the FDA tests fail to catch unintended consequences. Zero risk in life is IMPOSSIBLE. Trying to avoid all risk effectively condemns many people to death because the most innovative new drugs are stuck in a decade long FDA testing process and not accessible except if one is fortunate to be accepted into a clinical trial and receive the right drug during the trial.

Madden's most recent book, Free to Choose Medicine, addresses a huge societal problem: how to help people to live longer quality lives at lower cost to society and themselves. This book is truly a "Tour-du-Force." It describes how the FDA actually behaves; documents a practical solution to achieving the goal of better drugs, sooner, at lower cost; and focuses on a dual track process in which a Tradeoff Evaluation Drug Database (TEDD) enables informed decisions to be made. Since life's risks CAN NEVER realistically be completely avoided through testing, patients and physicians may use this new TEDD database to make their own decisions on what drugs to employ for life threatening diseases like cancer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marie on December 3, 2012
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If you read the first edition, the second will wow you with its clarity as well as the progress that has been made to help everyone get access to medicines you or your family may need. Since the first edition, author Madden has worked with the experts in all fields, incorporated their particular knowledge, as well as responded to their concerns with solutions that deal with working through all the practical details of implementation. They fitted perfectly into his better health for all of us proposed congressional bill. His creativity and logic are crystal clear. What I like most of all about the second edition is that Madden doesn't just bring an issue to our attention, or just make a call for action and leave us wondering what exactly we could do that would make a difference. Madden makes specific suggestions about little and big actions each of us could take to get this plan moving, so the end result is that any American who wants to can have more choices of ways to better health. This edition shows Madden has worked diligently to move the quality and pace of health care out of yesteryear and into today. A bonus is that it lowers the cost of medicine and spurs innovation in personalized medicine.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By O. R. Thomas on December 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
On a most personal note, I lost my wife, Carol Ann, to brain cancer. Her death might have been prevented by access to the most innovative not-yet-FDA-approved drugs that would be made possible by Free To Choose Medicine. These hidden tragic deaths receive little to no publicity compared to much more publicized events when the FDA tests fail to catch unintended consequences. Zero risk in life is IMPOSSIBLE. Trying to avoid all risk effectively condemns many people to death because the most innovative new drugs are stuck in a decade long FDA testing process and not accessible except if one is fortunate to be accepted into a clinical trial and receive the right drug during the trial.

Madden's most recent book, Free to Choose Medicine, addresses a huge societal problem: how to help people to live longer quality lives at lower cost to society and themselves. This book is truly a "Tour-du-Force." It describes how the FDA actually behaves; documents a practical solution to achieving the goal of better drugs, sooner, at lower cost; and focuses on a dual track process in which a Tradeoff Evaluation Drug Database (TEDD) enables informed decisions to be made. Since life's risks CAN NEVER realistically be completely avoided through testing, patients and physicians may use this new TEDD database to make their own decisions on what drugs to employ for life threatening diseases like cancer.
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