Standing Up To the FDA

(Via Marginal Revolution). It is pleasant to see someone within the present establishment standing up to FDA bureaucrats and what they stand for - suppression of freedom, removal of choice in medical treatment, and the systematic destruction of incentives for research and investment in new medicine. "A right of control over one's body has deep roots in the common law. The venerable commentator on the common law William Blackstone wrote that the right to 'personal security' includes 'a person's legal and uninterrupted enjoyment of his life, his limbs, his body, [and] his health,'...barring a terminally ill patient from use of a potentially life-saving treatment impinges on this right of self-preservation." We are all terminally ill; we are all suffering age-related degeneration that will ultimately kill us. Government obstruction of freedom of medical research must cease if we are to see significant advances in the future of healthy life extension medicine.



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