Friday, February 01, 2013

The FDA is Failing Us

In a couple of posts this week ("Look Closer -- RU-486 Is a Very Dangerous Drug" and "This Is What It's Come To -- Abortion by Vending Machine?"), I've referred to the problem of the highly-politicized Food and Drug Agency failing to regulate dangerous drugs.

Well, it seems that the FDA is failing in another sense too; namely, over-regulating and controlling drugs that are beneficial and much-needed.

Here's a note I received from a friend this week, a pro-life Christian whose perspective I fully trust.

He writes, "My wife, who is a pharmacist, was explaining to me how hospitals (she works at one) are beginning to run out of necessary drugs because of FDA over-regulation. One drug company representative said their company is about an inch or two from having to close up because of the regulations. [This company sells a drug that helps] all the electrolytes that keep your body in balance, which is one of the biggest issues for critically ill people. Today, the hospital where she was working at was running short of atropine, dextrose, calcium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, potassium phosphate, and potassium acetate."

My friend closed his note with this, "Isn't Obamacare going to be fun!"