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Saturday, November 19, 2011

I have another crazy libertarian idea...

Shari Roan of the Los Angeles Times reports that

[t]he cancer drug Avastin should not be used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other organs because it doesn't help patients enough to justify its risky side effects, the Food and Drug Administration ruled Friday.

It must be comforting to some to know that super-smart Ph.D.'s in a DC office somewhere have made this choice for every American in the entire country who might be faced with a personal decision to use Avastin or not.

But I have another crazy, libertarian idea: Let each individual facing such a decision personally weigh the pros and cons of the drug, in consultation with their doctor, family and confidants, and make their own decision.

Crazy talk, I know.

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