Grove proposal is revolutionary
Reader comment on: The Steven Cohen Case and FDA Reform
Submitted by Harry Binswanger (United States), Nov 27, 2012 08:17
Yes, for God's sake, loosen the FDA's stranglehold on drug-development. It's the single most lethal form of government intervention in the economy. Slowing the introduction of new drugs kills people. You can't get around that.
The FDA obstructs life-extension research, so it also shortens our lives. This is intolerable.
And in the name of what? Of protecting the reckless from the consequences of their own recklessness? So the prudent and rational must be prevented from getting drugs that would save their lives because some George Costanza types would buy snake oil? Where's the morality in this?
Mr. Stoll wonders if "safety and efficacy can be so clearly disentangled." He's too young to recall that efficacy was introduced only in 1962. For the preceding 56 years, these were "disentangled." And, in principle, what's the problem? Water is not efficacious in curing cancer, but it is safe.
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