Third State Passes ‘Right to Try’ Legislation

Laws allow dying patients to take experimental drugs prior to FDA approval
Missouri approves 'Right to Try' legislation / AP

Missouri this week became the third state to pass “Right to Try” legislation, which allows terminally ill patients access to experimental medications not yet approved for sale by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Obama Hates Good Beer

Obama has poor taste in beer/Flickr

I should stop being shocked when the Obama administration decides to ruin something I like. But I can’t. I may allow Greedo to shoot first, but I must take my stand when Obama targets the indefensible. And by indefensible, I mean my buzz.

Erick Erickson did a solid job summing up the beef:

The Right to Try

‘Right to Try’ laws would allow dying patients access to non-FDA-approved treatments
AP

A bill allowing the terminally ill to use experimental drugs not yet approved for use by the Federal Drug Administration has advanced to the full House in Arizona.

Experts Slam Schumer’s Junk Science

Senate Dem pushing to ban food additive that FDA says is safe
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) / AP

Experts criticized a top Senate Democrat this week for pushing the federal government to ban a food additive that regulators say is safe at the behest of a food blogger whose campaign against the chemical has spurred a public outcry.

The China Threat: Fido Edition

FDA stumped by mysterious canine deaths and diseases
AP

Mysterious canine illnesses and deaths linked to Chinese produced jerky treats have slowed since two brands were pulled off the market earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday.

House Seeks Meningitis Docs from FDA

FDA asking for more regulatory power after meningitis outbreak
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg / AP

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has asked for more power to prevent crises like the meningitis outbreak. However, the House committee investigating the outbreak has complained that the FDA is not complying with their investigation into the incident.