Betsy Speicher

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Experimental Drugs

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The following letter was published in the Wall Street Journal on August 20, 2007.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Experimental Drugs

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.

David Holcberg

Copyright © 2007 Ayn Rand® Institute. All rights reserved.

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