Right now, there are people suffering and dying of horrible diseases that are ameliorable with advanced treatments that they cannot access due to FDA regulations. In many cases these treatments are already proven “safe” by FDA standards, and there is already some degree of evidence showing that they may work, but patients still can’t get them because the proprietors haven’t met the arbitrary standards of politicians and bureaucrats.
Suppose you’re dying of ALS, about to lose your one precious existence forever. You could like save yourself if you were free to receive an infusion of your body’s own cells, but you aren’t because Federal regulators have you trapped inside their safe walls, claiming the right to “protect” you from the possibility that you might spend your money on something that doesn’t work, and they just can’t bear to see that happen.
The regulationist doesn’t care that you’re willing to accept the risk with your own health and resources. He wants his will for your life to prevail over your own will will for your life.
The regulationist literally says: “I would rather see you die than get your hopes up over something that I’m not convinced will work. It doesn’t matter that your doctor thinks it’s worth trying, what matters is that, in MY opinion, anything not blessed by the FDA is snake oil. It doesn’t matter if you think it’s in your best interest to try the drug, because I feel that suffering and death are best for you. It doesn’t matter what you want for your body. What matters is what I want for your body.”
The regulationist’s ethos is based on the assumption that he owns your life, like a monarch or slave owner. The FDA treats patients like human property. The patients are a tiny, helpless minority with no voice and are politically dominated by regulationists.
Cutting a person off from his pursuit of health is murder. Obstructing a person’s access to a needed medicine is no different than shooting him between the eyes point blank.