The Right Coast

January 04, 2005
Limits on the FDA
By Mike Rappaport

This sounds like a good idea, from Randall Parker via Tyler Cowan:

"For anyone who is dying, the lack of FDA approval should not prevent the use of a treatment. While I would favor complete revocation of FDA ability to keep drugs off the market that is not going to fly politically. But selling a more limited change where those with, say, a projected 12 month or 24 month life expectancy get a basic "I'm free of the FDA tyranny" card would accelerate drug development. Phase I and Phase II drugs would be more widely available...."