March 30, 2011

HOLMAN JENKINS: Medical Progress, Please: Your Next Melanoma, Courtesy Of The FDA. “Of course, nobody at the FDA is ever fired for failing to approve a device. So grating has the agency’s hyper-cautiousness become that, under prodding from university researchers and Congress, it recently rolled out a plan to allow speedier reviews very similar to the agreement struck with Mela Sciences. How this promise is supposed to now have any credibility is itself a bit of a medical mystery.” Make the FDA liable for all the people it’s killed via inaction or delay, and everyone there would be dead.