Policy Documents

Making Drugs Safe and Available without the FDA

Noel D. Campbell –
January 1, 1997

Why not have real reform and turn the entire process over for private third-party certification? We would get safe and effective drugs, quickly and efficiently.  We would be free to choose our own level of risk.  We would be able to relieve pain without fear of our safety.

Thus the best reform is the most comprehensive reform.  When the 105th Congress undertakes FDA reform, the reform should be profound.  Congress should abolish the FDA and allow private organizations to certify drugs and medical devices.