Recognize the Deadly Effects of Over-Regulating Medicines and Medical Devices

Recognize the Deadly Effects of Over-Regulating Medicines and Medical Devices

January 23, 2009

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Over the past century, American consumers have benefited from thousands of new pharmaceuticals and medical devices to help them combat disease, alleviate the symptoms of illness and infirmity, and improve their well-being. However, the public often demands that such treatments meet a near-perfect level of safety at bargain basement prices. In turn, Congress and the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have steadily raised the regulatory hurdles that medical products manufacturers must clear before marketing a new treatment.