Thursday, 15 October 2009

In Passing

First rule: It’s all about control

Randall Parker:

I’d like to see a change in US Food and Drug Administration policy where people with just a few months left to live should be free to try drugs that are currently in stage I trials or even drugs which have only been tried on other animals. If you are going to die then you should be free to try anything. If I had several months left to live due to cancer I’d rather try experimental drugs even if they might kill me sooner. If the result was simply to rule out the further use of an otherwise promising drug as least I’d die for some constructive purpose.
Whether it’s denying treatment because you’re too old/too sick, or denying treatment because it’s “not yet approved,” remember the important thing: It’s always they get to deny you.

They won’t let you live, but they won’t let you die- on your own terms- either

Via: Instapundit

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