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Leading Minnesota industry held back by regulatory burdens.
watch what obama does not what he says. part of the health care cost control strategy is to slow down the introduction of expensive new technology and drugs. tom daschle, obams's first choice for HHS secretary, proposed this strategy.
Couldn't agree more with the use of that strategy; however, it is further aggravated by finding a way of trashing any medical procedure, device or drug that costs too much, regardless of the success of such procedure, devices or drugs. The cynicism of the medical cost containment strategy is demoralizing and being done without any regard to the effect on the health of the public.
It would seem that the FDA needs to improve it procedures in this instance. We must not forget, however, that government regulations and oversight protect us from poisoned food, medicines that kill rather than cure, children's toys that choke little ones, and cars that are unsafe to drive -- to mention just a few. George Bush underfunded all regulatory agencies; Mr. Obama will continue, I hope, to restore funding and staffing to their normal levels.
"George Bush underfunded all regulatory agencies" - Can you back that up with something more than rhetoric? People like you that spread lies make me sick. In 2007-8 "Bush increased the FDA’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year to $404.7 million, a 17.8 percent boost in year-over-year funding". How disgusting you feel compelled to spread lies.
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