Thursday, June 23, 2005

FDA Outrage

FDA Panel Rejects Artificial Heart

From the article:

Government scientists on Thursday narrowly rejected the first fully implantable artificial heart, saying they were unsure if a few extra months of life outweighed the serious side effects.

Excuse me, but if you're unsure, then why not let consumers decide? What's scary is that the FDA could use the same logic to ban something like cigarettes. Luckily, cigarettes are not considered to be a food or drug (as is my understanding).