Hands off my meds – John Stossel

2010 February 27
by Jason Yeh

This Thursday, John Stossel’s show on Fox Business covered the question of whether or not the Government has the right to tell you what you can or can’t put into your body.  The show featured comments from many sources on the subject including Frank Burroughs from the Abigail Alliance.  John summarizes his thoughts on the matter on his site here.  An excerpt:

Bruce Tower has prostate cancer.  He wanted to take a drug that showed promise against his cancer, but the FDA would not allow it.  One bureaucrat told him the government was protecting him from dangerous side effects.  Tower’s outraged response was: “Side effects, who cares? Every treatment I’ve had I’ve suffered from side-effects. If I’m terminal it should be my option to endure any side-effects.”

Of course it should be his option.  Why, in our “free” country, do Americans meekly stand aside and let the state limit our choices, even when we are dying ?

When online video of the full show becomes available, we will share.

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  2. October 17, 2015

    yes the main problem with the self help inrtsduy is not the beliefs, it’s allowing anyone else to tell you there was something wrong in the first place. The entire inrtsduy is based on a lie that keeps getting perpetuated by many going in the wrong direction.

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  4. January 9, 2018

    The Abigail Alliance has become part of a rare disease patient advocacy lobbying group put together by the Kakkis Foundation. This will help patients and help get more traction for the ACCESS Act.

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  6. May 17, 2018

    I understand that people get to a point of desperate, and what to get a solution for there problems, but in this case i think FDA is right, there maybe lots of side effects that are unknown, on one hand you treat one thing but your damaging another thing.

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