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"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." --Thomas Jefferson




I suppose you'd like to take FDA-unapproved medication? I wouldn't.


I would.

(I would, however, be looking to other sources of approval. Take Daraprim, the infamous $750 pill - at the time of the price hike, it was trivially available from perfectly safe foreign suppliers at <$1, just not with the FDAs approval. It's only available in the US now at that price because some people found a regulatory loophole that allowed them to sell it without the FDAs approval.)


You say it like there's a choice.


You say that like there's a sane and safe alternative.


What if you don't care? If I were terminally ill, dying in a few months, I would definitely be interested in trying the latest experimental drugs. I mean, what's the worst that can happen? (Although legalizing euthanasia would help too.)


This is already happening, even with agencies like the FDA in place. It's called off-label use: http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/tre...




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