Articles by Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D.

Henry I. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, was a Research Associate at the National Institutes of Health and the founding director of the FDA’s Office of Biotechnology. You can find him online or on Twitter at @henryimiller, and read more of his writing at henrymillermd.org.

Deception or Dementia? With Joe Biden, It’s Likely Both.

A life-long habit of lying and rapid cognitive decline could make his presidential tenure a debacle.

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. April 16, 2021

Critical but Little-Known Facts About the COVID-19 Pandemic.

New information is published almost daily about the coronavirus pandemic.

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. January 11, 2021

The Record-Time FDA Approval that Almost Didn’t Happen.

The bureaucratic mindset—self-protection at the expense of the public interest—got in the way.

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. October 26, 2020

Irresponsible Bravado Leads to the Spread of COVID-19.

The Rose Garden ceremony was seriously reckless.

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. October 5, 2020

The FDA's Defenses Against Political Pressure Are Beginning to Crumble. 

The FDA's Emergency Use Authorization for convalescent plasma has set a disturbing precedent for vaccine...

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. August 27, 2020

Our Use of Nuclear Weapons 75 Years Ago Was a Moral and Strategic Imperative.

Invading Japan was not a serious option. Neither was a negotiated peace. 

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. August 5, 2020

Don’t Get Too Excited About a Coronavirus Vaccine.

Properly testing a vaccine is a difficult process—and the FDA knows it.

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. July 30, 2020

COVID-19’s Long-Term Effects Raise the Stakes of the Game.

This isn’t “just a flu.”

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. July 22, 2020

Flattening the Curve Is Still the Right Answer.

Public health and economic growth are two sides of the same coin.

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. July 14, 2020

For Coronavirus, the Name of the Game Is Minimizing the Probability of Infection.

If you take cholesterol medication, you already understand the rationale behind wearing masks.

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. July 9, 2020

Don’t Believe the ‘Happy Talk’ About a COVID-19 Vaccine.

The odds that we will have a safe, effective vaccine by January are vanishingly small.

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. May 15, 2020

EPA’s Superfund Program Should Be a Casualty of the Pandemic.

It’s time for this astronomically expensive program to come to an end.

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. April 23, 2020

Testing for Coronavirus Is Testing Our Mettle.

We need to get a handle on the actual numbers.

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. March 13, 2020

China Catches Cold from the Wuhan Coronavirus—and the World Sneezes.

We must take swift, effective, and scientifically-informed action in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.

Henry I. Miller, M.S., M.D. January 27, 2020