The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) takes over a decade to authorize drugs for consumer use to ensure released drugs won't end up causing unforeseen harm. But, what if a terminally ill patient wants access to an unapproved drug that could save their life? Should people have this right?
Free to Choose Medicine creates a dual track system allowing patients access to unapproved drugs. These patients know the risk, but desire right to save their own lives!
Heartland Institute President Tim Huelskamp talks about the issue plaguing our schools, bullying. Bullies make lives miserable for their victims. Yet, most programs seem to focus on reducing the number of bullies rather than helping the victim.
Huelskamp explains how school choice is the best way to quell bullying. He believes it's cruel to send children to their bullies day after day at the same schools.
Civil asset forfeiture is a tool allowing law enforcement to seize assets from people without charging them with a crime. It's meant for hindering the operations of criminal organizations nd drug pushers. Unfortunately, this tool also incentivizes law enforcement to seize as much as possible because they can keep and utilize the seized assets. This leads to innocent people losing their property.
Barrack Obama called income inequality the trying issue of our time. Yaron Brook, chairman of the board at the Ayn Rand Institute, completely disagrees.
Is income inequality the problem, or is it cronyism and systems the keep the poor from working up the economic ladder?
Right to try is a movement allowing terminally ill individuals access to experimental treatments lacking FDA approval. At age 25, Mikaela Knapp was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer. To access experimental treatments with life-saving potential, Mikaela and her husband Keith launched a national social media campaign, culminating with an appearance on Good Morning America. Sadly, Mikaela never received treatment and passed in 2014. She could still be here today if she had the right to try.
Heartland Institute President Tim Huelskamp discusses a Sierra Club email soliciting donations to 'fight' The Heartland Institute. After our successful efforts restoring energy independence, the Sierra Club is fighting tooth in nail to slow Heartland down.