Optimizing the dosing of many expensive drugs can drastically reduce both costs and toxicities. The Federal Government, state governments, employers, and individual patients could collectively save tens of billions of dollars each year by simply optimizing the dosing of the most expensive prescription drugs on the market, particularly in oncology. Optimized dosing can also improve health outcomes. The next administration should, therefore, launch an effort to control the cost of prescription drugs through an evidence-based approach to optimizing drug dosing and improving outcomes. The requisite trials pay for themselves in immediate cost savings.
While the U.S. government grapples with the definition of the bioeconomy and what sectors it does and does not contain, another definitional issue needs to be addressed: What does sustainability mean in a bioeconomy?
Federal clearinghouses should incorporate open science practices into their standards and procedures used to identify evidence-based social programs eligible for federal funding.
To better address security and sustainability of open source software, the United States should establish a Digital Technology Fund through multi-stakeholder participation.
Building on existing data and privacy efforts, the White House and federal science agencies should collaborate to develop and implement clear standards for research data privacy across the data management and sharing life cycle.