Draggingtree Posted October 3, 2012 Share Posted October 3, 2012 Ludwig von Mises Institute: Drugs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Mises Daily:Wednesday, October 03, 2012 by Mark Thornton [An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by the author, is available for download.] The senseless Batman killings in Aurora, Colorado, as well as those that occurred years earlier in Columbine a few miles away, have something in common with the number one cause of overdose deaths in the United States and an important potential cause of teen suicide: prescription drugs approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As an Austrian economist, I am not saying that FDA-approved drugs "caused" these problems. The people who took those drugs and did those things are the people who "caused" those bad outcomes. What I am saying is that the FDA is guilty of manipulating information and people's choices and thereby contributes to all these negative outcomes. I am also not saying that all FDA-approved drugs are inherently harmful, ineffective, or should never be used. Most importantly, FDA-approved drugs and products help to make Americans fatter, weaker, dumber, sicker, poorer, and in general less healthy. We have been Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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