Federal Meddling Drove Up Youth Suicide Rate

Thousands of children have committed suicide after federal regulators discouraged taking drugs that combat depression, such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil, by hyping health risks associated with them, The Washington Post reports.

That’s one more reason to stop letting federal regulators at the FDA delay approval of life-saving drugs for years on end, based on speculative or nonexistent risks — and to prevent bureaucrats in other countries from blocking technological advances based on the “precautionary principle.”

I wrote recently about how the FDA is blocking even terminally ill people from accessing drugs that could save their lives, even when those drugs have passed an initial safety review.