"The War In Medicine"
Continued from previous post.The FDA Versus Freedom of Speech
So put yourself in the shoes of the FDA and think for a moment.
For decades you have successfully ignored the Constitution and
human health (which supposedly you should to care about), but
new scientific discoveries are coming out, and are being used
in courts. Suddenly your facade of dignity is getting fairly
large cracks in it.
What are you going to do?
Before reading on, stop reading and ponder and think about
how you would overcome this new obstacle (hint: come up with
a really profound sounding slogan that has no meaning).
Write down your answer...
Well, what did you come up with?
The FDA came up with the slogan: "significant scientific
agreement. " The concept of "significant scientific agreement"
dates back to the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of
1997 (NLEA), which was partly or completely written by the
What in the world is "significant scientific agreement?"
The first time the FDA tried to use this new term in court,
the court wanted to know what it meant (actually, only the
appellate court wanted to know). The FDA had no answer
and lost the case at the appellate level.
Since that time the FDA has spent a lot of time and money
figuring out how to define the term "significant scientific
agreement" so that it could be used in court to crush
scientific evidence and crush freedom of speech.
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