How the FDA helped kill my Dad
A case study in government harm
by Jim Babka
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a noble purpose — to protect you from dubious drug claims and toxicity. Most government programs are created for high-minded or compassionate reasons.
But the FDA probably kills more people than it saves.
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I wouldn’t say “probably”.
I wonder personally how, if the FDA had it’s head out of its collective <synonym for donkey>, then perhaps a drug or treatment might have been available to save her.
I have no details. No specifics. But, just a lingering nagging doubt that if the politicians and bureaucrats were not “helping” or “protecting” me and mine.
Just imagine all the good that could be done if all the expense of unnecessary overhead was wrung out of the process and put to better use.
Imagine “Consumers’ Reports” for medicine?
And, what about all these “charities” that seek to cure stuff but never go out of business. The March of Dimes cured polio and then shifted on to “birth defects”. And United Way pays their CEO millions; how much does the Salvation Army pay its troops?
Sorry, but we could be better served by “simplifying” the Gooferment out of all these processes.
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