?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

link: http://www.npr.org/rundowns/segment.php?wfId=4277974

blurb:
Commentator Russell Roberts argues that no drugs are perfectly safe and says the Food and Drug Administration should not have to pull drugs off the market because of dangerous side effects. He says patients and doctors should make the decisions about what treatment is best, not the government.


verdict: Possibly the most libertarian viewpoint ever articulated on National Public Radio.

cross-posted to libertarianism

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
saint_monkey
Jan. 12th, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
I think that is a pretty sound policy. Of course a lot of our societal points of view over litigation and personal responsibility would have to change pretty radically for that to work. (I'm all for it, I'm just sayin'.)
carocrow
Jan. 12th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
Call me paranoid, but I still think the recent safety things with pain meds is a cover for getting out a newer drug that isn't running to its five year trademark expiration like they are.

It would be nice if the FDA's paternalism was not so erratic and suspicious; it is clear that they lean heavilly towards the party with the fat wallet at all times.
sgnp
Jan. 14th, 2005 04:30 am (UTC)
My ADHD meds (which work pretty well for me, I shit you not) were in the news about a week or so ago because they could cause liver problems. My psychiatrist just had me go take a liver screen. That seems like a good way to handle it, rather than pulling the meds from the market.
amonynous
Jan. 19th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
Russ Roberts is great. He was my microeconomics professor last semester. I like him because, like myself, he is more focused on the superiority of free-markets and libertarianism in the area of 'true' compassion.

If you don't already know he has a website at:
http://www.invisibleheart.com/
and posts at:
http://www.cafehayek.com/

I hear his fiction book, The Invisible Heart, is a good layman's intro to economic (classical) liberalism, though I haven't read it yet, and supposedly it leans more towards the intellectual than the artistic.
( 4 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

August 2017
S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Ideacodes