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The FDA tasks the Reagan-Udall Foundation with a whitewash review

September 17, 2022  •  Washington Examiner

The Food and Drug Administration has problems in many of the product areas it oversees. These include the slow approval of drugs, unnecessary and prolonged shortages of infant formula, and the problematic, ineffective regulation of tobacco products. To his credit, FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf seems to realize his agency has issues.

He commissioned a report to recommend corrective actions.

So far, so good.

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FDA: Fix Department, ASAP

September 14, 2022  •  Real Clear Policy

Kudos to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf for acknowledging his agency needs help. Recognizing a problem is a prerequisite to making amends.

On July 19th, Califf conceded, as only a government official could, "the agency has confronted a series of challenges that have tested our regulatory frameworks and stressed the agency's operations, prompting me to take a closer look at how we do business." He also commissioned a report to help figure things out.

The FDA's bungled response to contamination at the Abbott Nutrition infant formula plant in Michigan drew attention to broader problems within the agency's food regulation bureaucracy.

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Defying Markets to Promote Organics
In the midst of historic inflation, USDA is pumping millions in taxpayer subsidies to support the overpriced, overhyped organic food industry.

September 12, 2022  •  City Journal

Advocates of President Biden's 2021 American Rescue Plan touted the $1.9 trillion-dollar stimulus bill as a vehicle for various goals—to fund a national vaccination program, stop Covid-19, and reopen schools. Who could be against any of that?

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With claims against pharmacies, trial lawyers are becoming a public nuisance

June 9, 2022  •  Washington Examiner

In America's tragic opioid crisis , trial lawyers believe they have found an untapped well of financial wealth. More specifically, they think they've found a way to collect legal fees by redefining the concept of nuisance laws for their personal gain. This get-rich-quick scheme will only line the pockets of trial lawyers and create new legal hurdles.

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Celebrity Influence Smacks of Disdain for Rationality

May 18, 2022  •  Inside Sources

As talking heads blabbered about Will Smith this spring, it brings to mind a broader concept about this nation's unhealthy fixation on celebrity.

Twenty years ago this month, the eyes of the nation's lawmakers were focused on a witness at an otherwise bland hearing.  As CNN's Jonathan Karl reported, "I've never seen so many people crowd into an appropriations subcommittee hearing."

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