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FDA Stifles the Advance of Modern Molecular Medicine

Based on: The Cure in the Code: How 20th Century Law Is Undermining 21st Century Medicine, by Peter Huber

Our conception of illness has thus been transformed. Sequencing entire human genomes has revealed the tremendous biochemical diversity of human beings. Our susceptibilities are particular to each one of us, and the time when blockbuster drugs, such as penicillin, could treat nearly every patient is over…

…the FDA still operates according to the requirements of the age of mass drugs. Founded in 1906, when quack remedies were common, the FDA has evolved into a bureaucracy more concerned with avoiding risk than speeding the benefits of innovation to patients.

via The FDA Stifles the Advance of Modern Molecular Medicine – Reason.com.

 

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