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Ron Paul Goes After the FDA in GOP Debate

September 9, 2011

HCN Podcast -- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul was repeatedly singled out to defend his libertarian beliefs at the MSNBC/Politico debate at the Reagan Library on September 7. He had a great answer about the Food and Drug Administration -- which has driven up the costs of drugs and not greatly improved drug safety. In fact, the FDA does more harm than good by keeping life-saving drugs off the market. Benjamin Domenech, managing editor of Health Care News, uses the exchange between Paul and NBC's Brian Williams to discuss Heartland's Free To Choose Medicine project.