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Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Chalk up another moron point to Ralph Nader for unilaterally deciding that people with otherwise untreatable Narcolepsy should not be allowed to decide whether the risk of liver cancer is worthwhile given that they could otherwise have a normal functioning life on the drug:
And there is this more personal story:
H/T to Asymmetrical Information who is just as disgusted as I am. Of course, the people who push for these outright bans are ironically usually the same ones who push for a "woman's right to choose". Isn't interesting that they think a person's ability to consult with their doctor and weigh the pros and cons of medical decisions seems so limited?
These people need to get a serious reality check. There is rarely, if ever, such a thing as a cure that has not side effects. Period. The fact that these people think that any product that has even the smallest flaw should be outright banned is truly astounding. They live in a dream world. Every day, people have to way the benefits and consequences of all sorts of things, and have the right to do so for themselves.
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