We're from the government and we're here to screw up your health care

Obamacare is not the only way the Congress authorizes federal bureaucrats to drive up the cost of health care. Congress also passes feel good laws authorizing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to impose regulations on doctors. For example, [...]

Will the FDA kill Samantha Shear?

Samantha Shear is a 21-year-old girl with autism. For years, her parents unsuccessfully sought a treatment to help control Samantha's violent and self-destructive behavior. After trying almost every option, her parents found a course of [...]

First they came for the hummus

Imagine the horror of mere commoners determining the definition of hummus! Fortunately Sabra Dipping in Chesterfield, Virginia is lobbying the government to save us all. From Reason: The company, whose Chesterfield, Virginia, plant produces [...]

Food Freedom Legislation Introduced!

Today, Rep. Thomas Massie (KY-4) introduced two new bills, the "Milk Freedom Act of 2014," H.R. 4307, and the "Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014," H.R. 4308, with a bipartisan coalition of 20 lawmakers. In his press release announcing the new [...]

Ron Paul Classic: Just say NO to FDA regulation of tobacco

James Bovard, writing the in the USA Today, examines  how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s proposed new tobacco regulations will impact cigars. The new rules require "pre-market approval" of new cigar products--meaning a cigar [...]

FDA backs down on aging cheese crack down

Last week, the FDA issued a warning to America's cheese producers that aging cheese on wooden boards was a violation of the FDA's heath standards. It now appears after much public outcry about how this is ridiculous, the FDA is backing down. From [...]

Colorado to allow terminally ill patients to try drugs without FDA approval

In Colorado's latest move to circumvent onerous federal laws, the Governor Hickenlooper has signed a bill into law that would allow terminally ill patients to access experimental medicine without getting approval from the FDA, a particularly [...]