Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Experimental Drugs
By David Holcberg (Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2007)
The government has no right to forbid individuals from taking medicine they believe would benefit them. The only moral policy the government can adopt is to let doctors and patients exercise their right to make their own choices. Doctors and patients do not need the FDA to tell them what drugs and treatments are or are not appropriate for their particular needs. Pharmaceutical companies, medical associations and other private organizations can provide the necessary data for doctors and patients to make informed choices.